Schools and communities working together for linguistic minority students
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Published by Massachusetts Dept. of Education in Quincy, Mass .
Written in English



  • Massachusetts.


  • Linguistic minorities -- Education -- Massachusetts.,
  • Community and school -- Massachusetts.,
  • Education, Bilingual -- Massachusetts.,
  • English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.,
  • English language -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts.

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Edition Notes

Statementdeveloped and produced by the Community Education Office in cooperation with Center for Organizational and Community Development, the University of Massachusetts/Amherst ; principal researcher, Georganne Greene ; assistant researchers, Sally Habana-Hafner ... [et al.].
ContributionsHabana-Hafner, Sally., Massachusetts. Office of Community Education., University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Center for Organizational and Community Development.
LC ClassificationsLC3732.M4 G74 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. ;
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1988197M
LC Control Number90620595

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