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Improving school climate & culture by Peggy Gonder

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Published by American Association of School Administrators in Arlington, VA .
Written in English



  • United States


  • School environment -- United States -- Case studies.,
  • School management and organization -- United States -- Case studies.,
  • School improvement programs -- United States -- Case studies.,
  • Educational change -- United States -- Case studies.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-120).

Other titlesImproving school climate and culture.
Statementby Peggy Odell Gonder ; edited by Donald L. Hymes.
SeriesAASA critical issues report, AASA critical issues series.
ContributionsHymes, Donald L.
LC ClassificationsLC210.5 .G65 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination120 p. :
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1440103M
ISBN 100876521952
LC Control Number93071392

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