Hegoaldeko Haur eta Lehen Hezkuntzako irakasleen usteak eleaniztasunari buruz

  1. Mikel Gartziarena 1
  2. Jon Altuna 1
  1. 1 Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Lejona, España

    ROR https://ror.org/000xsnr85

Uztaro: giza eta gizarte-zientzien aldizkaria

ISSN: 1130-5738

Year of publication: 2022

Issue: 120

Pages: 125-136

Type: Article


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