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Exploring the processes by which mathematics can be placed in a multicultural context

Debonair K. Brown

Exploring the processes by which mathematics can be placed in a multicultural context

with reference to an inner London city school.

by Debonair K. Brown

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Published by University of Central England in Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Thesis (M.A.) - University of Central England in Birmingham, 1998.

ContributionsUniversity of Central England in Birmingham.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii,79p. ;
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17943845M

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