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French immersion research relevant to decisions in Ontario by M. Parkin

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Published by Ministry of Education, Publications sales, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto, Ont .
Written in English



  • Ontario.


  • French language -- Study and teaching -- Ontario.,
  • French language -- Study and teaching -- Immersion method -- Research.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 79-157).

StatementMichael Parkin, principal investigator, Frances Morrison, Gwyneth Watkin.
SeriesReview and evaluation bulletins,, [v. 8], no. 1
ContributionsMorrison, Frances C., Watkin, Gwyneth.
LC ClassificationsPC2068.O57 P36 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination181 p. :
Number of Pages181
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2122000M
ISBN 100772927588
LC Control Number88180837

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