Political education in the schools of the Federal Republic of Germany by Friedrich Minssen

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Published by Institute of German Studies, Indiana University in Bloomington .

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  • Civico, German -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Congresses.,
  • Social sciences -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Germany (West) -- Congresses.

Edition Notes

Delivered at a conference held at Indiana University on Sept. 15-19, 1975.

Book details

StatementFriedrich Minssen ; [original translation by M. Winck] ; edited by Louis F. Helbig.
SeriesGerman studies notes
ContributionsHelbig, Louis Ferdinand, 1935-
LC ClassificationsLB1584.5.G4 M56
The Physical Object
Pagination29 p. ;
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4378691M
LC Control Number78622886

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