Critical aspects of cultural diversity in music education

Examining the established practices and cultural forms in minority language schools in Finland

Jan-Erik Mansikka, Maria Westwall, Marja Heimonen

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Abstract

This article addresses the role of general music education within the framework of cultural diversity. The empirical part of the article focuses on teachers in Swedish-speaking minority schools in Finland and their perceptions of the relationship between music and multicultural perspectives. The results showed that in some instances it took some time for teachers to discuss, define and grasp the concepts of multiculturalism and cultural diversity in relation to their teaching activities. While much was discussed on a theoretical and/or political level, it was not necessarily something that they would connect to their own practice.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIntercultural Education
Volume29
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)59-76
Number of pages18
ISSN1467-5986
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • Finland
  • minority language schools
  • music education
  • cultural diversity
  • teacher perceptions
  • MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
  • EXPLORING DEMOCRACY
  • STUDENTS
  • AGENCY
  • 516 Educational sciences

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In: Intercultural Education, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2018, p. 59-76.

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