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Understanding Teachers' Professional Cultures Through Interview: A Constructivist Approach

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Understanding Teachers' Professional Cultures Through Interview: A Constructivist Approach. / Knight, P. T.; Saunders, M. S.

In: Evaluation and Research in Education, Vol. 13, No. 3, 1999, p. 144-156.

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Knight PT, Saunders MS. Understanding Teachers' Professional Cultures Through Interview: A Constructivist Approach. Evaluation and Research in Education. 1999;13(3):144-156.

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Knight, P. T. ; Saunders, M. S. / Understanding Teachers' Professional Cultures Through Interview: A Constructivist Approach. In: Evaluation and Research in Education. 1999 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 144-156.

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