Unpacking the inequality among Turkish schools: Findings from PISA 2006

Alacaci, Cengiz
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Citation Formats
C. Alacaci and A. K. Erbaş, “Unpacking the inequality among Turkish schools: Findings from PISA 2006,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, pp. 182–192, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/42299.