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ERIC Number: EJ906256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
"Workplace Landscapes" and the Construction of Performance Teachers' Identity: The Case of Advanced Music Training Institutions in Greece
Triantafyllaki, Angeliki
British Journal of Music Education, v27 n2 p185-201 Jul 2010
This paper draws on the metaphor of "workplace landscape" to highlight the role of institutional values, evidenced within a Greek University Music Department and a Music Conservatoire, in the construction of musical performance teachers' professional identity. Underpinned by a social constructionist framework and within an ethnographic case study approach, the findings revealed that, on the one hand, participating teachers were constrained by the "cultural scripts" within their workplaces, and on the other, that they utilised and appropriated these cultural tools in constructing their professional identity and practice. The findings imply that advanced music training institutions should engage more radically in a critical rethinking of their "workplace landscapes" as settings for professional identity construction in order to ensure that musical identities are most effectively nurtured.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece