100 Years of "Just Say No" Versus "Just Say Know"

@article{Beck1998100YO,
  title={100 Years of "Just Say No" Versus "Just Say Know"},
  author={John E. Beck},
  journal={Evaluation Review},
  year={1998},
  volume={22},
  pages={15 - 45}
}
  • J. Beck
  • Published 1 February 1998
  • Education
  • Evaluation Review
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