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National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Early Childhood Pedagogy.

Eager to learn: educating our preschoolers/Committee on Early Childhood Pedagogy, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council; Barbara T.Bowman, M.Suzanne Donovan, and M.Susan Burns, editors.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-06836-3

1. Education, Preschool—United States. 2. Learning—Social aspects—United States. I. Bowman, Barbara T. II. Donovan, Suzanne. III. Burns, M.Susan (Marie Susan) IV. Title.

LB1140.23 .N38 2000

372.21′0973–dc21

00–011192

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Suggested citation: National Research Council (2001) Eager to Learn: Educating Our Preschoolers. Committee on Early Childhood Pedagogy. Barbara T. Bowman, M.Suzanne Donovan, and M.Susan Burns, editors. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.



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