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Class size review of the literature and selected annotated bibliography by Stan Gajewsky

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Published by McGill University in Montreal .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Bibliography: leaves 48-58.

Statementprepared by Stan Gajewsky under the supervision of Bruce M. Shore.
SeriesReports in education ;, no. 2
ContributionsShore, Bruce M.
LC ClassificationsLB3013.2 .G34
The Physical Object
Pagination58 leaves ;
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4612353M
LC Control Number77376176

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