Thank you for your interest in the Currere Exchange. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 6th Annual Currere Exchange Conference and Retreat on Wednesday June 15th at 6:30pm in the Marcum Center. The Wednesday reception is meant to welcome participants and there is no program. Everyone who is attending the conference is welcome to come. The official conference program starts on Thursday morning at 8:30am in the Marcum Center. Please see the conference program here.
We would like to share the campus masking policy with you all as well: The CDC Community Risk Level for Butler County is currently low, and masks are optional everywhere on campus. We recommend that attendees wear a mask during indoor sessions when not actively eating or speaking.
************************* 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.