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.
Primarily comprised of scholars, students, and other interested parties, the Forth World Curriculum Studies Conference will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012.
Our theme for this Conference is Questioning Curriculum Theory
Proposal Deadline: January 31, 2012