Practicing civic professionalism through inter-professional collaboration: Reconnecting quality with equality in the Nordic music school system

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Abstract

This chapter argues that encouraging teachers to strive towards civic professionalism is the key to equipping music schools with the tools to align with societal changes. All of the case descriptions highlight the practical use of inter-professional collaboration across sectors in problem-solving, this being one possible element in realising civic professionalism in practice. Social innovations can also be seen as catalytic events that provide new conditions for understanding social systems such as music schools. The chapter shows that social innovations through inter-professional collaboration may be one significant way to create resilience and increase the quality of the Nordic music school system through expanding the understanding of what is considered quality in an educational institution. Inter-professional collaboration across different professional and institutional sectors became the key for the initiation of Floora. The collaboration has made it possible for the El Sistema children to attract new audiences to the municipal concert hall.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExpanding professionalism in music and higher music education
Subtitle of host publicationA changing game
EditorsHelena Gaunt, Heidi Westerlund
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter2
Pages16-29
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781003108337
ISBN (Print)9780367622046
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameSEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music
PublisherRoutledge

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Music
  • Educational Sciences

Keywords

  • Civic professionalism
  • Higher music education
  • Quality
  • Collaboration

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