American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies

2020 Annual Conference

From Instrumentality to Criticality:
A Call to Articulate a “Language” of Ethical Engagement

The year 2021 will mark twenty years since AAACS’s organizational meeting in Seattle in 2001. As that milestone approaches, reflection on the role AAACS has played in advancing dialogues within the field seems appropriate. Into what kind of (inter)disciplinary community have we grown since 2001? What areas of shared ethical commitment have we identified against the backdrop of our broad theoretical diversity? How have the conversations AAACS was created to engender been enriched and complicated by international perspectives? What challenges have curriculum scholars faced as bodies operating in institutionalized spaces?

Welcome to the website for the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS). We are glad you are interested in joining our conversation and hope that you choose become a member. This website serves as the central source for information about our association, annual conference, and journal. This site will continue to grow and adapt to our needs as we work together, engaging in complicated conversations about the field of curriculum studies and the contexts, local and global, that inform our field.

Links in the menu bar at the top of the screen will take you to the static pages about the AAACS, our annual conference, our committee, our journal, our projects, and curriculum-related links. Once familiar with our site, please feel free to check the updates frequently for upcoming dates and possibilities.

CHicago, IL, USA

2020 AAACS Annual Conference
will be in San Francisco, CA, USA.



  • AAACS Conference (2020)will be held ONLINE! Please check CONFERENCES tab. Thank you very much for all of your important and inspiring work in the field!

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  • Please see the Journal Tab for more details on the new issue of Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (JAAACS).

San Francisco, ca, usa