Schools of democracy an Englishman"s impressions of secondary education in the American Middle-West. by John N. Wales

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Published by Michigan State University Press in [East Lansing] .

Written in English

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  • High schools -- Michigan.

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StatementWith an introd. by D. W. Brogan.
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LC ClassificationsLA222 .W3
The Physical Object
Pagination161 p.
Number of Pages161
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5849508M
LC Control Number62009242
OCLC/WorldCa2551210

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