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Children’s Voices and the Dialogic Imagination
chapterposted on 2023-05-22, 22:46 authored by Rebecca ShelleyRebecca Shelley, Megan LangMegan Lang
Schools are social worlds. Scholarly work has been done to problematize the binary relation of student/teacher hierarchies, and to advance children’s voice and agency within schools, leading to recognition of relational complexities. The implications of this work are furthered through Mikhail Bakhtin’s heuristic of the dialogic imagination. The dialogic imagination frames children’s voice in schools in interesting and productive ways, including the potential to go beyond particular figures of the child and of the teacher within the school context. This entry presents a broad description of Bakhtin’s idea of the dialogic imagination. It summarizes Bakhtin’s key ideas and situates them in relation to children’s voices within schools.
Publication titleEncyclopedia of Teacher Education
Department/SchoolPeter Underwood Centre
Place of publicationSingapore