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
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.
Alberta’s proposed new curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 6 students was released on Monday, and the rewrite will impact every school subject. As Tom Vernon explains, the focus on essential knowledge and critical skills is not without controversy.