Dear EAA member
The EAA Virtual Activities Committee is glad to announce a new Diversity and Equity event on “Decolonizing the accounting curriculum”, in collaboration with the EAA Education Committee.
Over the past years, “decolonization” has entered the language of universities (Sian, 2019; Subedi, 2013) and calls to decolonize research and teaching have gained traction across the accounting academe. There is also an increasing number of calls to specifically decolonize the accounting curriculum and pedagogy (e.g., Alawattage et al., 2021). However, it is fair to say that efforts to decolonize the accounting curriculum have been also questioned. This is primarily due the lack of knowledge and understanding about the meaning of decolonization, but perhaps more fundamentally, due to a lack of clarity about the purpose of such calls for action.
What is meant by ‘decolonizing’? Why is it important? What are the issues often omitted but must be considered? How do we get started and how do we go about it?
These are some of the broad questions that will be addressed by an engaging and interactive panel of discussants. Join Diane-Laure Arjaliès, Russell Evans, Fernanda Sauerbronn and Joanne Sopt as they delve into this important topic, drawing on their research and teaching experiences. The panel will be moderated by Charles H. Cho and Elisavet Mantzari.
When: March 17, 2021. Time: 3to 4:30 pm Brussels time
Registration is now open here
Optional background readings:
Alawattage, C., Arjaliès, D.L., Barrett, M., Bernard, J., de Castro Casa Nova, S.P., Cho, C.H., Cooper, C., Denedo, M. Drujon D’Astros, C., Evans, R., Ejiogu, A., Frieden, L., Ghio, A., McGuigan, N., Luo, Y., Pimentel, E., Powell, L., Navarro Pérez, P.A., Quattrone, P., Romi, A. M., Smyth, S., Sopt, J. and Sorola, M. (2021). Opening Accounting: A Manifesto. Accounting Forum, 45(3), 227-246.
Shahjahan R.A., Estera A.L., Surla K.L., Edwards K.T. (2022). “Decolonizing” Curriculum and Pedagogy: A Comparative Review Across Disciplines and Global Higher Education Contexts. Review of Educational Research, 92(1), 73-113.
Sian, K. P. (2019). Decolonizing the curriculum. In Navigating Institutional Racism in British Universities (pp. 97-118). Springer.
Subedi, B. (2013). Decolonizing the curriculum for global perspectives. Educational Theory, 3(6), 621-638.