15th Annual Conference Theme, Washington D.C., 2016
An Ethics of Historical Engagement
Loyola UNIVERSITY Chicago, IL
Conference site, 2015
Recent conference themes of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies have focused on “Counter-western curriculum theory,” “Communities of Dissensus/Engaged Generosity,” and “Alter-global Dispossession and the Politics of Recognition.” As we look back on the conversations engendered by these concerns and forward to the future of our field, we can take pride in the internationalization that we have initiated, and the emphasis on ethics encouraged by our interest in dissensus, generosity, dispossession, and recognition. Despite these advancements, the marginalization and downsizing of curriculum studies continues within historical conditions that suggest on-going international crises and related paralyses.
How are we confronting and working through cataclysmic climate change, global refugee crises, epistemic violence of racism and other forms of oppression?
How do we read our history, particularly in ethical terms?
How do we understand our history as informing our present and near future projects from within a strong, historically-informed, ethical sensibility?
The George Washington University,Washington D.C.
Conference site, 2016
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