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Published by Center for International Education, U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Educational Resources Information Center in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Mayas -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States.,
  • Social change -- Mexico -- Chiapas.

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Other titlesFulbright-Hays Summer Seminar Abroad 1996 (Mexico)
Statementby Jari Taylor Walsh.
ContributionsEducational Resources Information Center (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17131510M

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