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ERIC Number: EJ1048990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1063-5734
"Bildung" and Music Education: A Finnish Perspective
Heimonen, Marja
Philosophy of Music Education Review, v22 n2 p188-208 Fall 2014
The article addresses "Bildung" from a Finnish perspective and asks: Are there specific meanings of Bildung that are typical of a certain time and place? The author applies a multi-layered theory of critical positivism, adapting its three-level structure to music education and the concept of "Bildung." First, she discusses "Bildung" as a fundamental value in education, especially in the light of ideas presented by J. A. Hollo, a Finnish philosopher in education, who emphasizes a broad education, including the arts. Secondly, she examines "Bildung" as part of an expert culture of Finnish music teachers, and thirdly, as an educational aim in legislation. Although Bildung is under threat in today's society, the article stresses that a Finnish view of "Bildung" emphasizes its social dimensions, according to which everyone has a right to a broad education, including music.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland