Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education From Stereotypes to Multiple Possibilities
Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education: From Stereotypes to Multiple Possibilities introduces much-needed updates to research and teaching philosophies that envision new ways of considering gender diversity in music education. This volume of essays by Scandinavian contributors looks beyond the dominant Anglo-American lens while confronting a universal need to resist and rethink the gender stereotypes that limit a young person’s musical development. Addressing issues at all levels of music education—from primary and secondary schools to conservatories and universities— topics discussed include:
- the intersection of social class, sexual orientation, and teachers’ beliefs;
- gender performance in the music classroom and its effects on genre and instrument choice;
- hierarchical inequalities reinforced by power and prestige structures;
- strategies to fulfill curricular aims for equality and justice that meet the diversity of the classroom;
- and much more!
Representing a commitment to developing new practices in music education that subvert gender norms and challenge heteronormativity, Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education fills a growing need to broaden the scope of how gender and equality are situated in music education—in Scandinavia and beyond.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Envisioning gender diversity for music education (Hilde Synnøve Blix, Ingeborg Lunde Vestad and Silje Valde Onsrud) / Chapter 2: Music, gender and social change: Contemporary debates, directions and challenges (Cecilia Björck) / Chapter 3: Singing like a child: Transgressive girlhood in the music classroom (Eirik Askerøi and Ingeborg Lunde Vestad) / Chapter 4: Binary oppositions and third spaces: Perspectives on the interplay between gender, genre practice, instrument and cultural capital in upper secondary schools in Sweden (Carina Borgström Kāllén) / Chapter 5: Equality and sustainable development in Swedish music classrooms (Linn Hentschel and Cecilia Ferm Almqvist ) / Chapter 6: Positioning in a Swedish music profiled school (Mikael Persson) / Chapter 7: Thinking queer pedagogy in music education with Girl in Red (Silje Valde Onsrud) / Chapter 8: On breaking the "citational chains of gender normativity" in Norwegian art and music schools / (Hilde Synnøve Blix and Live Weider Ellefsen) / Chapter 9: Career paths in higher music education: Challenges for gender equality in the arts (Lilli Mittner and Hilde Synnøve Blix)