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Saether Eva

Eva Saether


Saether Eva

Striving for democracy in the nordic context: possibilities for change through innovative cases of activist music practices


  • Eva Sæther

Summary, in English

In this roundtable we will present three cases of activist music education, in other words innovative and inclusive practices of music education initiated by courageous institutional leaders and teachers in the Finnish and Swedish context. By activism we mean professional thinking and action that strives toward new ways of making change inside and outside educational institutions through four characteristics identified as the catalysts of teacher activism in music education contexts: High motivation; Communicative capacity; Ethical commitment; and Imaginative adaptation. As a whole this roundtable argues that the presented cases can be seen as social investments that pave the way for larger structural changes within music education.


  • Teachers (Malmö Academy of Music)
  • Educational Sciences

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Document type

Conference paper: abstract


  • Music
  • Educational Sciences

Conference name

Music education in the community

Conference date


Conference place

Tel Aviv, Israel