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Pragmatism and education in Africa

Festus E. Obiakor

Pragmatism and education in Africa

handbook for educators and development planners

by Festus E. Obiakor

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Published by Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co. in Dubuque, Iowa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.
    • Subjects:
    • Education -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Philosophy.,
    • Education -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
    • Pragmatism.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 53-56).

      StatementFestus E. Obiakor, Gregory P. Maltby.
      ContributionsMaltby, Gregory P.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsMLCM 92/01568 (L)
      The Physical Object
      Paginationii, 56 p. :
      Number of Pages56
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1801593M
      ISBN 100840354509
      LC Control Number89205923
      OCLC/WorldCa25868508

      Pragmatism definition, character or conduct that emphasizes practicality. See more.


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