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The Self-Organizing School Next Generation Comprehensive School Reforms by Alan Bain

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Education .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Organization & management of education,
  • Administration - General,
  • Educational Policy & Reform,
  • Education / Educational Reform,
  • Research,
  • Education,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Educational change,
  • School improvement programs,
  • School management and organization,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12270119M
ISBN 101578866022
ISBN 109781578866021

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