Phillips, L. (2005). Stories: The bridge of understanding. Educating Young Children, 11(2), 27-29.
Stories and storytelling are an effective educational tool and a compelling way to develop imagination, express culture and describe the human experience. Stories also have a great potential to trigger empathy in children making them a powerful way for children to explore and develop understanding around social justice issues. Louise discusses the potential of stories to assist children in developing a more complex view of social justice issues that move beyond simple “good” versus “bad” judgements.