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Faculty Guest Curator Program

The Guest Curator Program seeks to provide an opportunity for faculty members to experiment outside of traditional boundaries to share and disseminate their scholarship.  The program contributes to the College of Education’s mission to become a leader in educational innovation and transformation. Achieving this goal involves challenging traditional ideas about where and how academic scholarship can be presented.  The Guest Curator Program offers faculty members (and their students) an opportunity to collaborate, create, experiment, and share knowledge within the walls of the museum. The faculty guest curator receives a small stipend to assist with exhibit planning.

The 2019 Faculty Guest Curator is Jon Hale, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Educational Studies. The “A New Kind of Youth” exhibit highlights student activism among South Carolina youth and the dynamic pedagogical and intellectual environment that supported it - including a robust network of teachers, high schools, and the NAACP.

The exhibit embraces a local perspective to look at how institutions like Booker T. Washington High School and a network of activists including the NAACP Youth Councils politicized youth and encouraged them to join the frontlines of the freedom struggle. It also considers how the University of South Carolina has impacted the status of education today and begs us to consider how we can carry forth the struggle of young activists of the past.

This exhibition will open at the National Convening of the Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate (CPED) hosted this year by the University of South Carolina. The event is free and open to College of Education Faculty and Students.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.