Pacific Circle Consortium
About Us

The Pacific Circle Consortium (PCC) was established in 1977 as an initiative in international co-operation between educational research and development institutions in the Pacific Region initially drawn from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The Consortium is now independent from the OECD.Ewha Womans University historical house, Seoul 2012

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 México. Conference attendees have also come from Europe, the United Kingdom, Russia, Nepal and Ecuador.

The Peter Brice Award is presented annually by the conference host country to an individual who best exemplifies the aims of the PCC. Peter Brice represented New Zealand in the early days of the PCC when it was under the auspices of the OECD. He was an officer in the New Zealand Ministry of Education at the time. Upon his passing, his wife graciously worked with the PCC to develop an award in his honor. Mr. Brice is best remembered for his wisdom, his humanity and his lifelong commitment to educational ideals.

Traditional block printing, Apia, Samoa, 2008The Arthur R. King Jr. Award was established in 2010 and is presented annually for Curriculum Innovation. The award is presented to an individual or group for developing an innovative, effective program or curriculum focusing on the Asia-Pacific region. The competition is open to all PCC members and nominations are from PCC's membership. Arthur King was a founding member of the Pacific Circle Consortium and a major influence in shaping the nature and purpose of PCC over his 30 years of being associated with the organization. Dr. King passed away in 2009. His professional life was devoted to curriculum research and development, as the visionary founder and long-time director of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) at the University of Hawaii. Dr. King was active in the PCC from its inception, hosting the first annual conference in Honolulu at CRDG in 1977. With this award PCC honors one of its founders and recognizes educational contributions central to the purpose for which PCC was founded.

Executive Committee 2017–2018
Chair Alexis Siteine
Incoming Chair Rosilyn Caroll
Past (Outgoing) Chair Cresantia F. Koya Vaka`uta
Secretary Marcia Rouen
Treasurer Lori Ward
Journal Editor: Elizabeth Rata and Alexis Siteine
Executive Members Jennifer Curtis, Niusila Fa`amanatu-Eteuati, Manutai Leaupepe, Chie Nakajima
Ex Officio Thanh Truc T. Nguyen (PCC Secretariat)

By-Laws of the Pacific Circle Consortium

Approved Minutes of the Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Friday, July 5 2015
Sunday 19 October 2014
Tuesday 03 June 2013

Tuesday 26 June 2012 - Forthcoming
Thursday 11 August 2011
Thursday 05 May 2010


Membership is $75.00 for membership from June 1 - May 31 each year. There is a grace period up to the last day of the annual conference.
Member contributions to the Pacific Circle Consortium help to offset the costs of the annual conference and the
Pacific-Asian Education Journal. Membership fees into the Pacific Circle Consortium are automatically part of the registration fee to the annual conference.
To apply for membership only without attending the conference, please complete the form below.  Payment can be made by mail, online, or via Purchase Order.
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Membership is valid from June to July of each year.  Membership is not pro-rated.

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