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Aspects of higher education in the United States of America

Aspects of higher education in the United States of America

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Published by H.M.S.O. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Education, Higher -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    At head of title: Department of Education and Science.

    Statementa commentary by Her Majesty"s Inspectorate.
    ContributionsGreat Britain. Department of Education and Science. Inspectorate of Schools.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLA227.3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii,39p. :
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22359054M
    ISBN 100112706851
    OCLC/WorldCa20757583


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