We are excited to announce that we are hosting a virtual Currere Exchange retreat and conference on June 17, 2021. We are happy and fortunate to be able to keep the momentum of the work and the journal and your journeys going with a meeting this year!
And registration/attendance is FREE for the virtual meeting in June 2021! Our hope is that we will meet in person and you will come to Oxford for our meeting in 2022!
Our plan is to begin accepting proposals for the presentations of currere projects at the meeting beginning April 1.
We want everyone to have a titled presentation in the program and to participate in the roundtable sessions that have been so generative for the work over the years.
We also are planning several plenary sessions to explore the nature of the work as a group and to celebrate great work. Several guest speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
So please make a proposal by June 1. We will be in touch with a follow up contact with directions for attending the meeting after the proposals have been reviewed and accepted.
We are looking forward to seeing you June 17, 2021, on zoom for our Fifth Currere Exchange Retreat and Conference.
Please send all correspondence and questions to Jing Tan, Conference Program Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
************************* What is the Currere Exchange?
The Currere Exchange is a retreat designed to engage “complicated conversations" (Pinar, 2012) among a diverse community of curriculum and education activists. The retreat is an opportunity for graduate students, teachers, school administrators, community activists, professors, citizens, and youth who are interested in curriculum and cultural studies to affirm, connect, and refresh their personal, scholarly, and social action agendas.
By focusing on autobiography as a method for personal development and political action, the retreat intends to help participants surface new points of view, challenge the status quo in schools and society, and provide outlets and direction for those interested in troubling the intersections of identity, culture, leadership, curriculum, and politics.
The purposeful ends of the retreat are to engage participants in a non-traditional conference format that focuses more on conversation than presentation and more on dialogue and meaning making than performance. In this way, we hope to create, both individually and collectively, a more just community and society in the present and future; a more relevant and rich curriculum and pedagogy for all; and a more prominent role for autobiographical scholarship as social action in discourses on leadership, culture, curriculum, teaching, and schooling for a more robust democracy.