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Dressing down the front line: How political discussion of teachers affects their political and institutional trust

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Dressing down the front line: How political discussion of teachers affects their political and institutional trust. / Bech, Emily Cochran.

2018. Paper præsenteret ved Public Management Research Conference, Singapore.

Publikation: KonferencebidragPaperForskning

Harvard

Bech, EC 2018, 'Dressing down the front line: How political discussion of teachers affects their political and institutional trust', Paper fremlagt ved Public Management Research Conference, Singapore, 31/05/2018 - 02/06/2018.

APA

Bech, E. C. (2018). Dressing down the front line: How political discussion of teachers affects their political and institutional trust. Paper præsenteret ved Public Management Research Conference, Singapore.

CBE

Bech EC. 2018. Dressing down the front line: How political discussion of teachers affects their political and institutional trust. Paper præsenteret ved Public Management Research Conference, Singapore.

MLA

Bech, Emily Cochran Dressing down the front line: How political discussion of teachers affects their political and institutional trust. Public Management Research Conference, 31 maj 2018, Singapore, Paper, 2018. 30 s.

Vancouver

Bech EC. Dressing down the front line: How political discussion of teachers affects their political and institutional trust. 2018. Paper præsenteret ved Public Management Research Conference, Singapore.

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Bech, Emily Cochran. / Dressing down the front line: How political discussion of teachers affects their political and institutional trust. Paper præsenteret ved Public Management Research Conference, Singapore.30 s.

Bibtex

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