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Compelling belief the culture of American schooling by Stephen Arons

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Published by University of Massachusetts Press in Amherst .
Written in English



  • United States.,
  • United States


  • Academic freedom -- United States,
  • Public schools -- United States -- Curricula -- Censorship,
  • Education and state -- United States,
  • Domestic education -- United States,
  • Censorship -- United States

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Edition Notes

StatementStephen Arons.
LC ClassificationsLC72.2 .A76 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 228 p. ;
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2546915M
ISBN 100870235249
LC Control Number85028818

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