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Literacy as numbers: researching the politics and practices of international literacy assessment

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Literacy as numbers : researching the politics and practices of international literacy assessment. / Hamilton, Mary (Editor); Maddox, Bryan (Editor); Addey, Camilla (Editor).

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015. 230 p.

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Hamilton, M, Maddox, B & Addey, C (eds) 2015, Literacy as numbers: researching the politics and practices of international literacy assessment. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

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Hamilton M, (ed.), Maddox B, (ed.), Addey C, (ed.). Literacy as numbers: researching the politics and practices of international literacy assessment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 230 p.

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Hamilton, Mary (Editor) ; Maddox, Bryan (Editor) ; Addey, Camilla (Editor). / Literacy as numbers : researching the politics and practices of international literacy assessment. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015. 230 p.

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