Concepts and theories in sociology of education
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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, MD .
Written in English


  • Educational sociology,
  • Social structure

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Edition Notes

StatementKeith W. Prichard, Thomas H. Buxton.
ContributionsBuxton, Thomas H.
LC ClassificationsLC189 .P66 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2040510M
ISBN 100819170526
LC Control Number88017093

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