Pacific Circle Consortium 2017

The 41st Annual Conference 2017 in Hiroshima

4 - 8th September 2017 at JMS Aster Plaza Hiroshima



The Bright and Dark Sides of Globalization:

Implications for Educational Practice in Achieving a peaceful World




PCC (Pacific Circle Consortium)

The Pacific Circle Consortium (PCC) was established in 1977 as an initiative in international cooperation between educational research and development institutions in the Pacific Region initially drawn from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the U.S. (Mainland and Hawaii) were represented at the first meeting. Membership has since been extended to other countries from within this region and from Asia. The focus has also changed from one of collaboratively produced curriculum materials to broader issues of policy development and educational research. From hosting yearly workshops and meetings the organization has moved to a single yearly conference at which joint projects are discussed and reported upon and a range of papers and symposia are presented. The Consortium is now independent from the OECD.

The PCC now draws members from Australia, New Zealand, several Pacific Islands, China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, several states of the United States, Vietnam, Canada, Latvia, and Mexico. Conference attendees have also come from Europe, the United Kingdom, Russia, Nepal and Ecuador.

Originally launched in 1987 the Pacific Circle Consortium
s journal, Pacific-Asian Education (formerly Pacific Education), has established itself as an international refereed journal, which reports on PCC projects and other relevant research within the organization; that is, Membership is from July to June.

Copyright PCC 2017 Hiroshima Conference Committee