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Visions for Intercultural Music Teacher Education

  • Addresses the challenge of how to equip future music teachers to work within increasingly diverse schools and societies

  • Introduces various visions on intercultural music teacher education around the globe

  • Offers much needed reflection on and expansion of theories on multicultural music education and diversity in music education

Part of the book series: Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education (LAAE, volume 26)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    • Heidi Westerlund, Sidsel Karlsen, Heidi Partti
    Pages 1-12Open Access
  3. The Discomfort of Intercultural Learning in Music Teacher Education

    • Alexis A. Kallio, Heidi Westerlund
    Pages 47-61Open Access
  4. Bridging Musical Worlds: Musical Collaboration Between Student Musician-Educators and South Sudanese Australian Youth

    • Kathryn Marsh, Catherine Ingram, Samantha Dieckmann
    Pages 115-134Open Access
  5. Narrating Change, Voicing Values, and Co-constructing Visions for Intercultural Music Teacher Education

    • Laura Miettinen, Heidi Westerlund, Claudia Gluschankof
    Pages 177-193Open Access
  6. Epilogue: Music Teacher Education Engaging with the Politics of Diversity

    • Heidi Westerlund, Sidsel Karlsen
    Pages 215-219Open Access

About this book

This open access book highlights the importance of visions of alternative futures in music teacher education in a time of increasing societal complexity due to increased diversity. There are policies at every level to counter prejudice, increase opportunities, reduce inequalities, stimulate change in educational systems, and prevent and counter polarization. Foregrounding the intimate connections between music, society and education, this book suggests ways that music teacher education might be an arena for the reflexive contestation of traditions, hierarchies, practices and structures. The visions for intercultural music teacher education offered in this book arise from a variety of practical projects, intercultural collaborations, and cross-national work conducted in music teacher education. The chapters open up new horizons for understanding the tension-fields and possible discomfort that music teacher educators face when becoming change agents. They highlight the importance of collaborations, resilience and perseverance when enacting visions on the program level of higher education institutions, and the need for change in re-imagining music teacher education programs.  


  • intercultural education
  • music teacher education
  • music, society and education
  • intercultural collaboration in the arts
  • diversity in schools and society
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

    Heidi Westerlund, Heidi Partti

  • Music Education and Music Therapy Department, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway

    Sidsel Karlsen

Bibliographic Information

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Softcover Book USD 59.99
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Hardcover Book USD 59.99
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