Quality education in the early years

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Published by Open University Press in Buckingham [England], Philadelphia .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [186]-194) and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Lesley Abbott and Rosemary Rodger.
ContributionsAbbott, Lesley, 1945-, Rodger, Rosemary, 1946-
LC ClassificationsLB1139.3.G7 Q35 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 199 p. :
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1092043M
ISBN 100335192319, 0335192300
LC Control Number94016355

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