Cultures, Communities, Challenges: Perspectives on the History of Education
Canadian History of Education Associationa/Association canadienne d'histoire de l'éducation (CHEA/ACHÉ)
20th Biennial Conference
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Extended Deadline to 20 March 2018
Canadians spend their formative years in institutions of education. Moreover, they are now expected to be part of a culture of lifelong learning. They are shaped by and in turn shape formal educational structures and informal networks, from scouts to amateur sports, YMCAs to literacy programs. While framed as individual development, educational programming is also centrally about communities and community building. This is not always an easy relationship, as tensions over community values demonstrate. As a result, education is a site of contention, be it over religious and ethnic differences, language rights, or social and cultural expectations. Presentations at this conference will examine education's relationship to notions of community and its role in community building. They will also explore how new educational developments such as insights from neuroscience, the emphasis on social and emotional learning, the consequences of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, or the impact of inclusive education, are reshaping ideals and understandings of community and the enterprise of educational history itself.
CHEA/ACHÉ also welcomes proposals outside of this theme that still relate to the history of education broadly-defined. Papers may be Canadian, non-Canadian, or transnational in scope. For more information, go to www.ache-chea.ca