Bakhtin for Preschool Teachers

Beth Ferholt


Book Review: White, E. J. (2015). Introducing dialogic pedagogy: Provocations for the early years: Routledge.

I am impressed by the depth of White’s understanding of Bakhtin’s work and by her innovated uses of Bakhtinian concepts such as answerability, becoming, aesthetics, authorship and polyphony. White’s book represents a very important effort to bring these concepts to early childhood education practitioners. In this review I discuss White’s ways of making these Bakhtinian concepts accessible to ECE teachers and I provide the necessary context for appreciating the significance of White’s contribution.


early childhood education, dialogue, Bakhtinian concepts, answerability, becoming, aesthetics, authorship, polyphony

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