Introducing the Socratic seminar into the secondary school classroom
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Introducing the Socratic seminar into the secondary school classroom a resource book for teachers and administrators.

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Published by Board of Education, City of Chicago in [Chicago] .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Illinois,
  • Chicago.

Subjects:

  • Questioning.,
  • Seminars.,
  • Education, Secondary -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsChicago (Ill.). Board of Education., Chicago Public Schools. Dept. of Curriculum.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLB1027.44 .I58 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 98 p. :
Number of Pages98
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1177339M
LC Control Number94162970

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