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Saether Eva

Eva Saether

Professor

Saether Eva

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

Author

  • Eva Sæther

Editor

  • Helena Gaunt
  • Heidi Westerlund

Summary, in English

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.

Department/s

  • Teachers (Malmö Academy of Music)
  • Educational Sciences

Publishing year

2021

Language

English

Pages

16-29

Publication/Series

SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

Routledge

Topic

  • Music
  • Educational Sciences

Keywords

  • Civic professionalism
  • Higher music education
  • Quality
  • Collaboration

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 9781003108337
  • ISBN: 9780367622046