Decolonizing Professional Development: A Re-humanizing Approach

  title={Decolonizing Professional Development: A Re-humanizing Approach},
  author={Anita E. Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Equity \& Excellence in Education},
  pages={185 - 196}
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