About the Journal

The Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (JAAACS) is the official publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), the U.S. affiliate of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS). In collaboration with other local IAACS affiliates, AAACS seeks to provide support for scholarly conversations within and across national and regional borders regarding the content, context, and process of education, the organizational and intellectual center of which is the curriculum.

The aim of this journal is to publish critical essays that theoretically and historically contextualize new and existing scholarship, interweaving past and present ideas and perspectives in the field, and exploring their relations to culture and society. As a national affiliate of an international organization, we view this aim as two-fold:

  • We seek to interrogate and expand the traditional boundaries of the North American curriculum studies field through the ongoing consideration and inclusion of recent and historical work that can be seen to serve the greater purposes of our field.
  • We seek to explore international literatures that promise to inform and enrich our work within the North American field and to lead to deeper conversations and collaborations with our international colleagues.

Information on the current editoral team can be found here.
For more information about AAACS, please visit: http://www.aaacs.org
For more information about IAACS, please visit: http://www.iaacs.ca


Publication Frequency

JAAACS publishes one or two issues a year.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of htis journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


The American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies gratefully acknowledges the contribution of our sponsoring institutional host, the University of British Columbia.

Journal History

Founding Editor in Chief, Alan A. Block, retired from the journal in 2014, after ten years of service. At that time, the journal was moved from its original home at the University of Wisconsin - Stout to its current home at the University of British Columbia under the leadership of the current Editor in Chief, Susan Jean Mayer. Production was suspended for one year and so is scheduled to resume in the winter of 2016.