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Children’s Voices and the Dialogic Imagination


Shelley, B and Lang, M, Children's Voices and the Dialogic Imagination, Encyclopedia of Teacher Education, Springer, MA Peters (ed), Singapore, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-981-131-179-6 (2021) [Other Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-981-13-1179-6_433-1


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.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:children's voice, dialogic, Bakhtin, school, inter-sectional
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education policy, sociology and philosophy
Research Field:Sociology of education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Schools and learning environments not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Shelley, B (Dr Becky Shelley)
UTAS Author:Lang, M (Ms Megan Lang)
ID Code:143507
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment
Deposited On:2021-03-22
Last Modified:2021-03-23
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