The International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS) 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 we unaware of the dangers of narrow nationalisms. Our 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.
University of Minho - Founded in 1973, the University of Minho welcomed its first students in the academic year of 1975/76. At present, the University is renowned for its competence and quality of teaching staff, excellence in scientific research, wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses offered and for its high level of interaction with other institutions. Located in the north of Portugal, the University has a campus in Braga and two others in Guimarães, Azurém Campus and Couros Campus. Originating from the ancient Roman town of Bracara Augusta, Braga is currently the third largest city in Portugal. Guimarães is known as the "cradle of the nation" and is classified as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. UMinho is a targeted research university, committed to the value chain of knowledge, in other words: Research, Development and Innovation. It also points to the socio-economic environment, with many successful partnerships in research, cultural and socio- economic development projects. Internationalization is a strong commitment and international activities are quite intense, not only within the EU and Portuguese Official Language African Countries (PALOP), but also with several other countries on different continents. The academic year of 2010/2011 was marked by the introduction of a wide range of courses which extended to distance-learning programmes and evening classes. This educational offer had a great social impact and opened the University to a new public, within the framework of demand and quality which has always been the hallmark of this Institution.
The Research Centre on Education (CIEd) of University of Minho is a multidisciplinary Research Unit of the Institute of Education, UMinho, whose mission is to conduct educational research as a means of participating in the transformation of the lives of individuals and communities.
Porto Editora. With a significantly diversified catalog covering Education and Literature (fiction, non-fiction, children's and teens), Porto Editora is also a leader in the digital publishing sector of educational, recreational, and reference content in the Portuguese language.
Portuguese Association on Curriculum Studies. A Associação tem por objeto social os estudos curriculares, prosseguindo os seguintes procedimentos: i) investigação no âmbito da Educação, na especialização dos Estudos Curriculares; ii) problematização das decisões curriculares no contexto das organizações formais e não formais; iii) concepção, realização e avaliação de dispositivos curriculares; iv) ntervenção social na discussão das políticas curriculares relacionadas com a educação e formação; formação de uma rede colaborativa de investigadores e formadores ligados aos Estudos Curriculares.
Brazilian Association on Curriculum. A Associação Brasileira de Currículo (ABdC) é uma associação civil sem fins lucrativos e econômicos, caracterizando-se como pessoa jurídica de direito privado, criada em 08/06/2011, em Assembléia de fundação realizada durante o o VI Seminário Internacional "As Redes educativas e as tecnologias: práticas/teorias sociais na contemporaneidade," na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, congregando os profissionais, pesquisadores, estudantes que realizam atividades de pesquisa e/ou docência e extensão no campo do Currículo.