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Literacy in South Africa

Literacy "78 Conference (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Literacy in South Africa

proceedings of the Literacy "78 Conference

by Literacy "78 Conference (Johannesburg, South Africa)

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Published by The Council in Pretoria .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Literacy -- South Africa -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 154-157.

      Statementconvened by the Human Sciences Research Council, Johannesburg, July 1978 ; edited by Temple Hauptfleisch.
      SeriesPublication / South African Institute of Languages, Literature, and Arts ;, no. TLK/Lit 1, Publication (South African Institute of Languages, Literature, and Arts) ;, no. TLK/Lit 1.
      ContributionsHauptfleisch, Temple., Human Sciences Research Council.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLC158.S6 L57 1978
      The Physical Object
      Pagination157 p. :
      Number of Pages157
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3089844M
      ISBN 100869656864
      LC Control Number82192322
      OCLC/WorldCa9066589

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