Thomas King (2003) powerfully asserted, “The truth about stories is that’s all we are” (p. 153). As a narrative inquirer, my scholarship and research are rooted in my belief that our lives and world(s) (Lugones, 1987) are profoundly storied. As such, I will provide an analysis of Alberta’s Draft K-6 Social Studies Curriculum by first sharing and then interweaving some of my stories of experiences as a Muslim woman, pre-service teacher educator, and researcher living within amiskwaciy-wâskahikan in Treaty 6… Read More »Narrating Dangerous Single Stories: An Analysis of Alberta’s Draft K-6 Social Studies Curriculum
Dr. Pamela Roach expresses concern about the development and content of the draft Social Studies K-6 curriculum recently released by the Alberta government.
Yvonne Poitras Pratt and Jennifer Markides suggest that the draft K-6 curriculum now being proposed to educators, students, and families across Alberta is a “white-washed” curriculum.
Dr. Margie Patrick examines how the draft curriculum conceptualizes religion and belief systems, its proposal for studying religion, and its regard for religious diversity.
A former social studies educator and curriculum specialist with more than 40 years experience as a classroom teacher in Alberta and an Education Faculty member at the University of Alberta, explains that the current draft version of the social studies curriculum is a retrograde document that is wholly inappropriate in its structure, content and objectives.
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