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Reconsidering girls’ education in Turkey from a capabilities and feminist perspective. / Cin, Firdevs Melis; Walker, Melanie.

In: International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 49, 07.2016, p. 134-143.

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Cin, FM & Walker, M 2016, 'Reconsidering girls’ education in Turkey from a capabilities and feminist perspective', International Journal of Educational Development, vol. 49, pp. 134-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2016.02.007

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Cin, Firdevs Melis ; Walker, Melanie. / Reconsidering girls’ education in Turkey from a capabilities and feminist perspective. In: International Journal of Educational Development. 2016 ; Vol. 49. pp. 134-143.

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