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Thrown in at the deep end? : Perceptions of burdens, gains, and contributions to the integration of refugee students among teachers with(out) target group-specific professional knowledge

Thrown in at the deep end? : Perceptions of burdens, gains, and contributions to the integration of refugee students among teachers with(out) target group-specific professional knowledge

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SPANNER, Franziska, Elisabeth MAUÉ, 2022. Thrown in at the deep end? : Perceptions of burdens, gains, and contributions to the integration of refugee students among teachers with(out) target group-specific professional knowledge. In: Frontiers in Sociology. Frontiers Media. 7, 840176. eISSN 2297-7775. Available under: doi: 10.3389/fsoc.2022.840176

@article{Spanner2022-08-16Throw-58337, title={Thrown in at the deep end? : Perceptions of burdens, gains, and contributions to the integration of refugee students among teachers with(out) target group-specific professional knowledge}, year={2022}, doi={10.3389/fsoc.2022.840176}, volume={7}, journal={Frontiers in Sociology}, author={Spanner, Franziska and Maué, Elisabeth}, note={Article Number: 840176} }

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