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Bergamo Conference, The

  • By: Leigh Chiarelott
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

The Bergamo Conference is an annual meeting of curriculum theorists and practitioners at the Bergamo Center in Dayton, Ohio. The conference started as a series of annual meetings beginning in the early 1970s that were hosted by various curriculum leaders at their home institutions with the first one being hosted by William Pinar at the University of Rochester. Subsequent meetings were held at or near other major universities in the Midwest and in the East. By the late 1970s, the meetings briefly found a home at the Airlie House, a rather rustic conference center outside Washington, D.C. These early years of the conference were marked by major presentations by leading figures in the field of curriculum theory, many of whom had been highlighted by ...

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