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Education and the diversity of cultures

Education and the diversity of cultures

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Published by Faculty of Education, University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Minorities -- Education -- South Africa -- Congresses,
    • Pluralism (Social sciences) -- South Africa -- Congresses,
    • Blacks -- Education -- South Africa -- Congresses

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by George Kendall.
      ContributionsKendall, George, M. Phil., University of Natal. Faculty of Education.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLC3738.S6 E37 1986
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 94 p. :
      Number of Pages94
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2450626M
      LC Control Number87150236


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