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Challenging adult illiteracy

Colin Stevenson

Challenging adult illiteracy

reading and writing disabilities in the British Army

by Colin Stevenson

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Published by Teachers College Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Soldiers -- Education, Non-military -- Great Britain.,
    • Reading (Adult education) -- Great Britain.,
    • Literacy -- Great Britain.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementColin Stevenson.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsU717.G7 S83 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 213 p. :
      Number of Pages213
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2531953M
      ISBN 100807727377
      LC Control Number85012603
      OCLC/WorldCa12134913

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