Globalizing Music Education

Globalizing Music Education

A Framework
Alexandra Kertz-Welzel
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 02/26/2018
Format: Paperback None.
ISBN: 978-0-253-03258-4
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How do globalization and internationalization impact music education around the world? By acknowledging different cultural values and priorities, Alexandra Kertz-Welzel’s vision challenges the current state of international music education and higher education, which has been dominated by English-language scholarship. Her framework utilizes an interdisciplinary approach and emphasizes the need for developing a pluralistic mode of thinking, while underlining shared foundations and goals. She explores issues of educational transfer, differences in academic discourses worldwide, and the concept of the global mindset to help facilitate much-needed transformations in global music education. This thinking and research, she argues, provides a means for better understanding global transfers of knowledge and ways to avoid culturally and linguistically hegemonic standards. Globalizing Music Education: A Framework is a timely call to action for a more conscious internationalization of music education in which everyone can play a part.

Author Bio

Alexandra Kertz-Welzel is Professor and Department Chair of Music Education at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. She is the editor (with David G. Hebert) of Patriotism and Nationalism in Music Education.


“Alexandra Kertz-Welzel has fully succeeded in providing a conceptual framework for globalizing music education. The theoretical structure of categories and conceptual elements no doubt have the potential to facilitate the development of a united and diverse, culturally sensitive, global music education community. ”
 — Philosophy of Music Education Review

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Table of Contents

1. Globalization and Internationalization
2. Thinking Globally in Music Education Research
3. Developing a Global Mindset