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Among schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder

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Published by Avon Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Elementary school teaching -- United States -- Case studies,
  • Fifth grade (Education) -- United States -- Case studies

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesCenter for Educational Pluralism Collection.
StatementTracy Kidder.
GenreCase studies.
The Physical Object
Pagination340 p. ;
Number of Pages340
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13636336M
ISBN 100380710897
OCLC/WorldCa22300391

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