Adult learning by Irving Lorge

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Published by Adult Education Association of the U.S.A. in Washington .

Written in English

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  • Adult education.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

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Statementby Irving Lorge [and others.
SeriesAdult education: theory and method -- 4.
ContributionsAdult Education Association.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 43 p.
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14361180M

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