Time to act: Developing music education in a social sustainability context
Swedish schools are characterised by a culturally diverse student body. Migration forms both a challenge and an opportunity for the music teachers who are encountering these students in their classrooms. Meeting each individual student in their uniqueness and creating opportunities for them to participate in society lies at the core of the schools’ mission. My PhD thesis investigates possible connections between the students’ learning in the music lessons and their societal engagement. In doing so, the research aims to bridge gaps between theory and practice in the field of music education. The PhD is part of Lund university’s Agenda 2030 Graduate School and seeks to contribute to the development of social sustainability in Sweden.