The Voices in Time project focuses on listening to and documenting the voices and experiences of leading educators across Indiana who have made a substantial educational impact on the lives of children, youth, or adults. Our primary goal is to engage with and garner wisdom from rich, diverse stories from inspiring, influential educators.
The outcome of our work in collecting interviews is this online archive of education stories, currently in audio format. As we continue our work, we hope to include some animated or illustrated interview clips, as well.
Our efforts have centered on working with undergraduate students in the INSPIRE Living-Learning Center and helping them to do inquiry using interview methods. The power of personal narrative allows us to:
- learn history from a first-person perspective
- understand how members of one’s own community (or family) helped shape historical events
- increase our appreciation for others’ unique experiences
By recording and archiving these interviews we create primary source documents for future generations to learn about our collective history.
The archive currently includes:
- Armstrong Teachers (2015-2016)
- Harmony-Meier Institute for Democracy and Equity in Education
- Fulbright Teachers (2016)