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Published by International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement in Amsterdam .
Written in English


  • Reading (Elementary) -- Evaluation.,
  • Reading comprehension -- Sex differences.,
  • Sex differences in education.,
  • Comparative education.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-170).

StatementHans Wagemaker, editor ... [et al.].
ContributionsWagemaker, Hans., International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.
LC ClassificationsLB1573 .A683 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination170 p. :
Number of Pages170
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL611439M
ISBN 109051665164
LC Control Number96207763

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