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The music classroom – a local place and a public space: Democratic Education Towards Music as a Language of Us All
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Music and dance.
2015 (English)In: Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning, ISSN 1653-9672, Vol. 97, 61-73 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Several youngsters need and use art-based expressions to communicate their feelings, experiences and ideas. To be able to handle different forms of expressions is a human right. But even if this is something that we all can agree upon, several questions have to be formulated. The aim of the paper is to present the message of democracy in current curricula, and investigate Hannah Arendt’s thoughts about democracy as a guideline for organizing of music education in Swedish schools. What challenges and priorities do music educators achieve from Hannah Arendt’s writings in this respect? Arendt underlines that human beings become clear to them selves and to others through interaction in the social life. In those interactive activities we need different forms of languages to try, modify, and create ideas and insights. Questions that have to be elaborated upon when using Arendt’s view of democracy are for example; Who is expected to make their voices heard, who is seen as a possible participant, and who has access to the specific areas?

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2015. Vol. 97, 61-73 p.
Keyword [en]
Social sciences - Education
Keyword [sv]
Socialvetenskap - Pedagogik
Research subject
Music Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-12210Local ID: b4e07e27-e223-4643-99ae-a34bf198ce3cOAI: diva2:985160
Validerad; 2016; Nivå 1; 20130812 (cefe)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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