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Missionary zeal: some problems with the rhetoric, vision and approach of the AHELO project

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Missionary zeal : some problems with the rhetoric, vision and approach of the AHELO project. / Ashwin, Paul.

In: European Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2015, p. 437-444.

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Ashwin, Paul. / Missionary zeal : some problems with the rhetoric, vision and approach of the AHELO project. In: European Journal of Higher Education. 2015 ; Vol. 5, No. 4. pp. 437-444.

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