The Fourth World Curriculum Studies Conference in Rio

The Fourth World Curriculum Studies Conference in Rio

The International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS) is a worldwide consortium of those with an interest in the field of curriculum studies. It is established to support a worldwide – but not uniform – field of curriculum studies. At this historical moment and for the foreseeable future, curriculum inquiry occurs within national borders, often informed by governmental policies and priorities, responsive to national situations. Curriculum study is, therefore, nationally distinctive. The founders of the IAACS do not dream of a worldwide field of curriculum studies mirroring the standardization and uniformity the larger phenomenon of globalization threatens. Nor are they unaware of the dangers of narrow nationalisms. Their hope, in establishing this organization, is to provide support for scholarly conversations within and across national and regional borders about the content, context, and process of education, the organizational and intellectual center of which is the curriculum.

The Fourth World Curriculum Studies Conference will have no official language.

Our theme for this Conference is Questioning Curriculum Theory.

Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2012

The IAACS Fourth World Curriculum Studies Conference

The fourth World Curriculum Studies Conference will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 2 -5, 2012. The conference is being organized and sponsored by the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS). IAACS was formed in the year 2000 in recognition that curriculum was becoming a globalized phenomenon, The goal was to create a worldwide, but not uniform organization dedicated to supporting curriculum scholars to interconnect and celebrate the richness and diversity of multicultural approaches to the vast field of curriculum and education around the world. IAACS now includes individual members and affiliated curriculum studies associations from over 40 countries.

One of the main activities of IAACS is the convening of triennial world curriculum studies conferences. These world conferences, as well as regional conferences, and an electronic journal “Transnational Curriculum Inquiry, are efforts to provide educators with an opportunity to discuss themes related to the heart of curriculum studies, in the spirit of generating a conversation within and beyond the borders of regional, national and global understanding of the key educational concerns of the field of curriculum studies. Previous world conferences were held in Shanghai, China (2003); Tampere, Finland (2006); and Cape Town, South Africa (2009). The theme of the Fourth World Curriculum Conference in Rio de Janeiro is “Questioning Curriculum Theory”. The deadline for paper submission is January 31, 2012. For further information, please, see www.periodicos.proped.pro.br/iviaacs/index.php?lang=en or contact: Dr. Terry Carson at tcarson@ualberta.ca or Daniela Tereshchuk at danielad@ualberta.ca.

For more information click on the following link: http://www.periodicos.proped.pro.br/iviaacs/