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NÄR KLASSRUMMET FLYTTAR TILL TANZANIA: En undersökning om effekterna av internationella utbyten i skolsammanhang
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Social and Political Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to deepen the knowledge of international exchanges in a school

context, focusing on what effect the exchanges have for, mainly, the students involved. The

legitimacy of the study has arised from the increasing interest in international exchanges,

particularly in the school context, and the focus of globalization and international issues in

the curriculum for the Swedish school.

The work has been realized through interviewing students who have participated in an

exchange trip to Tanzania. They were asked to describe the learning which they believe

took place in connection with the trip. In parallel the students’ intercultural competence

have been measured and compared to a group of students who have not taken part in an

exchange. The underlying aim is to broaden the understanding of the effects of international

exchanges. In addition the effects are put in relation to the ambition of internationalisation

described in the curriculum for the Swedish upper secondary school.

The results of the study is partly ambiguous. The students mean the exchanges did lead

to a considerable learning, but this learning – in particular the effects on their intercultural

competence – can in some cases be regarded as poor. On the other hand: in comparison to

the the group who have not participated in an exchange the intercultural competence is higher,

which can prove positive effects of the exchange. This conclusion is similar to those of

earlier research on the field, and inspires to continued and increased studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
Keyword [sv]
Internationellt utbyte, effekter, skola, lärande, interkulturell kompetens
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-21059OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-21059DiVA: diva2:903940
Available from: 2016-02-17 Created: 2016-02-17

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