Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Heidi Westerlund, Sidsel Karlsen, Heidi Partti
    Pages 1-12 Open Access
  3. Alexis A. Kallio, Heidi Westerlund
    Pages 47-61 Open Access
  4. Kathryn Marsh, Catherine Ingram, Samantha Dieckmann
    Pages 115-134 Open Access
  5. Laura Miettinen, Heidi Westerlund, Claudia Gluschankof
    Pages 177-193 Open Access
  6. Heidi Westerlund, Sidsel Karlsen
    Pages 215-219 Open 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

  • Heidi Westerlund
    • 1
  • Sidsel Karlsen
    • 2
  • Heidi Partti
    • 3
  1. 1.Sibelius AcademyUniversity of the Arts HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Music Education and Music Therapy DepartmentNorwegian Academy of MusicOsloNorway
  3. 3.Sibelius AcademyUniversity of the Arts HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-21028-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-21029-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-4528
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-0069
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