Brings together high-level theorisation with empirical analyses of the political structures and processes that produce understandings of diversity in music education
Extends the conceptual scope of diversity in music education through the lenses of intersectionality, biopolitics and ecodiversity
Offers critical methodological considerations for future research
Part of the book series: Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education (LAAE, volume 29)
Table of contents (15 chapters)
Exploring the Politics of Inquiry in Music Education Research
Navigating Shifting Political Landscapes of Society and State
Extending the Scope of Diversity in Music Education
Reconsidering the Politics of Music Education Leadership
About this book
This open access book examines the political structures and processes that frame and produce understandings of diversity in and through music education. Recent surges in nationalist, fundamentalist, protectionist and separatist tendencies highlight the imperative for music education to extend beyond nominal policy agendas or wholly celebratory diversity discourses. Bringing together high-level theorisation of the ways in which music education upholds or unsettles understandings of society and empirical analyses of the complex situations that arise when negotiating diversity in practice, the chapters in this volume explore the politics of inquiry in research; examine music teachers’ navigations of the shifting political landscapes of society and state; extend conceptualisations of diversity in music education beyond familiar boundaries; and critically consider the implications of diversity for music education leadership. Diversity is thus not approached as a label applied to certain individuals or musical repertoires, but as socially organized difference, produced and manifest in various ways as part of everyday relations and interactions. This compelling collection serves as an invitation to ongoing reflexive inquiry; to deliberate the politics of diversity in a fast-changing and pluralist world; and together work towards more informed and ethically sound understandings of how diversity in music education policy, practice, and research is framed and conditioned both locally and globally.
- music education and politics
- music education and cultural diversity
- politics of inquiry
- cultural diversity in Norwegian school concerts
- diverse political directives in contemporary China
- democracy in popular music education
- internationalization, hegemony and diversity
- global music education
- intercultural collaboration in higher music education
- Open Access
Editors and Affiliations
Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Alexis Anja Kallio
Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Music Education and Music Therapy Department, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
About the editors
Alexis Anja Kallio is Senior Lecturer of Music and Research at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University. Her research investigates the politics of music education, with a particular focus on diversity and equity issues. She is editor of Difference and Division in Music Education (2020) and co-editor of Music, Education, and Religion: Intersections and Entanglements (2019).
Heidi Westerlund is Professor at the Sibelius Academy, the University of the Arts Helsinki where she also serves as head of music education doctoral studies. She is PI of Global visions through mobilizing networks; The Arts as Public Service: Strategic Steps towards Equality (ArtsEqual); and Co-investigator in Music for social impact. Westerlund has published widely, serves on several editorial boards and is the editor-in-chief of the Finnish Journal of Music Education.
Sidsel Karlsen is Professor of Music Education at the Norwegian Academy of Music where she is one of the leaders of the Centre for Educational Research in Music, and docent at the University of the Arts Helsinki. She is PI of Global visions through mobilizing networks. Karlsen has published widely in international research journals, anthologies and handbooks and serves on several international editorial boards.
Kathryn Marsh is Professor Emerita at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. She has been the editor of Research Studies in Music Education and Visiting Fellow at the Universities of Oxford, London and Washington. She is author of the award winning (2008) book The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children’s Songs and Games (OUP).
Eva Sæther is Professor in Music Education at Lund University, Malmö Academy of Music (MAM), and docent at the University of the Arts Helsinki. Her research focuses on intercultural perspectives on musical learning and creativity(ies). She teaches in the music teacher education program, and leads the research education in music education at MAM.
Book Title: The Politics of Diversity in Music Education
Editors: Alexis Anja Kallio, Heidi Westerlund, Sidsel Karlsen, Kathryn Marsh, Eva Sæther
Series Title: Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-65616-4Published: 20 March 2021
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-65619-5Published: 29 March 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-65617-1Published: 19 March 2021
Series ISSN: 1573-4528
Series E-ISSN: 2214-0069
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: X, 214
Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations