Education is on the front lines of our society, reflecting the social and political realities of current events as well as historical influences. COVID-19 has revealed the deep inequities in our education system, as well as new ways to educate our youth. While policymakers develop theories for revamping our system, the nuanced experiences of our educators can get lost. Now is the time to empower our educators to tell their stories and to advance their ideas for education reform. Storytelling has long been a means for revealing universal truths about the world. By empowering those impacted by our educational system to share their stories, we can advance ideas for real, impactful changes to how we educate our youth. This presentation explores a process for empowering educators to tell their stories and considers the implications for use of storytelling as a call to action for creating more equitable, inclusive, and empowering spaces for our youth.

Speaker: Megan Sweet

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2022

  • Date of Conference: 21-23 June, 2022
  • DOI: 10.20533/CICE.2022.0002
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-913572-49-5
  • Conference Location: Virtual (Mississauga, Canada)