Contemporary Families
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Contemporary Families A Handbook for School Professionals by Mary Procidano

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Published by Teachers College Press .
Written in English


  • Anthropology,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Educational psychology,
  • Family & relationships,
  • Home and school,
  • Guidance And Counseling,
  • Parents And Education,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • United States,
  • Education,
  • USA,
  • General,
  • Reference,
  • Family relationships,
  • School children

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsCelia B. Fisher (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages325
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7947255M
ISBN 100807731668
ISBN 109780807731666

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