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Transkulturelle Perspektiven in der Bildung – Transcultural Perspectives in Education

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Edited By Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg

Dieser Band dokumentiert eine Reihe von ausgewählten Beiträgen der XXII. Internationalen wissenschaftlichen Konferenz Bildungsreform und Lehrerausbildung zum Thema »Transkulturelle Perspektiven in der Bildung«, die vom Ministerium für Bildung und Wissenschaft der Republik Litauen und der Vilnenser Akademie für Bildungswissenschaften der Vytautas Magnus Universität in Kaunas (VDU) gemeinsam konzipiert und veranstaltet wurden. Im Fokus standen der Diskurs kulturwissenschaftlicher Bildungsforschung und der Austausch von Beispielen transkultureller pädagogischer Praxis in der Hochschul- und Schulbildung. Der Erwerb dieser interaktiven Kompetenzen in der kulturwissenschaftlichen Forschung ist Voraussetzung für die Bildung einer Identität, die den Herausforderungen unserer Gesellschaft im kommenden Jahrzehnt gerecht wird.

This volume presents a series of selected contributions from the XXIInd International Scientific Conference on The Reform of Education and Teacher’s Training dealing with the topic »Transcultural Perspectives in Education«, which was conceived and organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania together with the Vilnius Academy of Educational Science at Vytautas-Magnus-University in Kaunas (VDU). The focus of attention was the discourse on research in cultural studies and the exchange of examples of transcultural pedagogical practice in Higher and Secondary Education. The acquisition of interactive competencies in cultural research is a prerequisite for the formation of identity in order to meet the challenges our society will be facing in the coming decade.

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Katrin Tanvel: Gender Aspect Thinking and Its Manifestations in Music Teachers Attitudes about Music

Gender Aspect Thinking and Its Manifestations in Music Teachers Attitudes about Music

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Katrin Tanvel

Abstract: Gender studies as a discipline is a relatively recent phenomenon in Estonia whereas it has been an established branch of research in the world for decades and gendered thinking is becoming evident in various fields of life. The primary focus of Estonian gender studies is currently on subjects as pay gap, job market differences, boys’ dropout rate from school, etc. The gender related issues have not received extensive attention in the Estonian hobby education spheres of musical culture and education. Yet the society’s perception of gender roles has an influence on school and hobby education. This article introduces different perceptions on gender roles in Estonian society and education and the Estonian music teachers’ attitudes concerning the gender distinctions in musical education.

Keywords: Gendered thinkinggender studiesmusical culture and educationhobby education

Gender has a direct impact on our life and is the main social category we are automatically divided into from the moment of our birth. Gender as a category perpetuates various stereotypes that reinforce the idea of gender distinction that, in turn, fosters certain norms and acceptable behaviors in the society. Gender is not limited to the biological and physiological differences in humans, but includes also cultural traditions, norms and values that determine the conditions of being male or female (Papp, Kütt 2009). These two aspect are designated with the terms sex and gender, that is, biological and social differences between men and women. Gender is determined by socio-cultural factors and...

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