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Children and computers together in the early childhood classroom by Jane Ilene Davidson

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Published by Delmar Publishers in Albany, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Education, Preschool -- Data processing.,
  • Early childhood education -- Data processing.,
  • Computers and children.

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Edition Notes

StatementJane Ilene Davidson.
LC ClassificationsLB1140.35.C64 D38 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 274 p. :
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2048463M
ISBN 100827333412, 0827333420
LC Control Number88025750

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