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Exchange Students in Teacher Education. Empirical Evidence on Characteristics and Motive Structures

Abstract

aBruno Leutwyler and Claudia Meierhans

This paper reports on a study on characteristics and motives of exchange students in teacher education. The results of this study suggest that exchange students in teacher education should be considered as a specific type of exchange students: Whereas the existing literature depicts an appropriate picture of exchange students in teacher education regarding gender, socio-economic background and motive structure, it does not correspond in terms of age, affiliation to minority groups and facets of intercultural competence. Practical implications for the design of and access to exchange programs in teacher education as well as implications for further research are discussed.

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