Foundations of Place: A Multidisciplinary Framework for Place-Conscious Education

  title={Foundations of Place: A Multidisciplinary Framework for Place-Conscious Education},
  author={David A. Gruenewald},
  journal={American Educational Research Journal},
  pages={619 - 654}
  • D. Gruenewald
  • Published 21 September 2003
  • Education
  • American Educational Research Journal
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