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Mentor teachers the California model by Roger G. Lowney

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Published by Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation in Bloomington, Ind .
Written in English


  • Teachers -- Training of -- California.,
  • Mentoring in the professions.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 29-30.

Statementby Roger G. Lowney.
SeriesFastback -- 247
ContributionsPhi Delta Kappa. Educational Foundation.
The Physical Object
Pagination30 p. ;
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13587716M
ISBN 10087367247
LC Control Number86061750

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