Internationalizing music education and the role of individual researchers
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Original versionI: Utdanningsforskning i musikk – didaktiske, sosiologiske og filosofiske perspektiver, s. 19-25
When we consider internationalizing music education, we usually refer to research explaining the benefits of transnational relations, collaboration, or cross-cultural research. Therefore, internationalizing music education seems to be a rather abstract or impersonal endeavor, mostly depending on publications. However, when taking a closer look at internationalizing music education, it becomes obvious, that it is not as abstract as it seems. Rather, there are individual researchers shaping the internationalization of music education through their work, and by engaging in various kinds of collaborations, including conferences, panels or extending invitations to colleagues. Then, internationalization loses its abstract character and becomes a rather personal endeavor, depending on individuals and their efforts to foster the formation of a global music education community. To recognize better how internationalizing music education works, we need to learn more about internationalization as a development particularly driven by individuals. This could support the further formation of the global music education community. This chapter investigates the impact individual researchers have on the internationalization of music education. It starts with a short reflection of what internationalization is, in general and concerning music education. The second section explores the role individual researchers have played in internationalizing music education. The final part summarizes the findings and presents new perspectives for internationalizing music education concerning role models or mentors and how they can support the further formation of the global music education community.
Festskrift til Geir Johansen
SeriesUtdanningsforskning i musikk – skriftserie fra CERM (Centre for Educational Research in Music);vol. 1