Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

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Prof. Edgar Jenkins' Publications

Books

  • 50 years of ASE: Advancing Science Education, ed. by Jenkins EW and Wood-Robinson V, First (Hatfield,UK: The Association for Science Education, 2013)
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83275/

  • Jenkins EW, Innovations in Science and Technology Education, VIII (UNESCO, Paris, 2003), 347p

  • Jenkins EW, Guidelines for Policy-Making in secondary School Science and Technology Education (Paris, UNESCO, 2003), 56p

  • Jenkins EW, Shorrocks-Taylor D, Swinnerton BJ, Laws P, Hargreaves M, Nelson NW, An investigation of the performance of English pupils in the Third International Mathematics and Science study (TIMSS) ([n.pub.], 2001)

  • Donnelly JF, Jenkins EW, Science Education: Policy, Professionalism and Change (Sage/Paul Chapman, 2001), vii,192p

  • Shorrocks-Taylor D, Jenkins EW, Learning From Others: International Comparisons in Education (Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000), 322p

  • Jenkins EW, Innovations in Science and Technology Education (Paris: UNESCO, 2000), Volume VII, 312p

  • Jenkins EW, Swinnerton BJ, Junior School Science Education in England and Wales Since 1900: From Steps to Stages (London: Woburn Press, 1998), 249p

  • Jenkins EW, Shorrocks-Taylor D, Curry J, Swinnerton BJ, Laws PM, Hargreaves M, Nelson NW, An Investigation of the Performance of English Pupils in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) (London, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, 1998), 245p

  • Jenkins EW, Innovations in Science and Technology Education: Volume VI (Paris, UNESCO, 1997), 286p

  • Jenkins EW, Innovations in Science and Technology Education (Paris: UNESCO, 1997), 286p-286p

  • Donnelly JF, Buchan AS, Jenkins EW, Laws PM, Welford AG, Investigations by Order. Policy, curriculum and science teachers’ work under the Education Reform Act (Nafferton: Nafferton: Studies in Education, 1996)

  • Everett K, Jenkins EW, Safety Handbook for Science Teachers, 1st (London: John Murray, 1973)
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/120015/

  • Jenkins EW, The Polymorphism of Elements and Compounds, Study in Science (Taylor & Francis, 1973)
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/120013/

Journal Articles

  • Jenkins E, ‘50 Years of JBE: The Evolution of Biology as a School Subject’, Journal of Biological Education, 50.3 (2016), 229-232
    DOI: 10.1080/00219266.2016.1202484, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/102646/

  • Feinstein NW, Allen S, Jenkins E, ‘Outside the pipeline: Reimagining science education for nonscientists’, Science, 340.6130 (2013), 314-317
    DOI: 10.1126/science.1230855, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/84464/

  • Jenkins EW, ‘The 'nature of science' in the school curriculum: the great survivor’, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 45.2 (2013), 132-151
    DOI: 10.1080/00220272.2012.741264, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83282/

  • Kalali F, Jenkins EW, ‘L'enjeux des evaluations internationales’, Recherches en Education, ed. by Jenkins EW, 14 (2012), 4-9
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83233/

  • Jenkins E, ‘One small step for the science education research community? The role of public policy in k-12 science education’, STUDIES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION, 48.1 (2012), 123-127
    DOI: 10.1080/03057267.2012.655040

  • Jenkins E, ‘David Layton OBE, MA, MSc, DLitt OBITUARY’, STUDIES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION, 47.1 (2011), 1-2
    DOI: 10.1080/03057267.2011.549618

  • Jenkins E, ‘Swarthmore's Century: A Leeds Experiment in Adult Education 1909-2009’, NORTHERN HISTORY, 47.2 (2010), 368-370

  • Jenkins E, ‘Juvenile Offenders in Victorian Lancashire: WJ Garnett and the Bleasdale Reformatory’, NORTHERN HISTORY, 46.2 (2009), 366-367

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Reforming school science education: A commentary on selected reports and policy documents’, Studies in Science Education, 45.1 (2009), 65-92
    DOI: 10.1080/03057260802681813

  • Jenkins E, ‘The history of science and technology in the North West’, NORTHERN HISTORY, 45.2 (2008), 387-389

  • Jenkins E, ‘What is the school science laboratory for?’, JOURNAL OF CURRICULUM STUDIES, 39.6 (2007), 723-736
    DOI: 10.1080/00220270601134425

  • Jenkins EW, ‘John R. Dakers (Ed.), Defining Technological Literacy: Towards an Epistemological Framework : Pw York and London, 2006, 334 pp, ISBN 1-4039-7037-8’, International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 17.3 (2007), 357-359
    DOI: 10.1007/s10798-007-9030-8

  • Jenkins EW, ‘School science: a questionable construct?’, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 39.3 (2007), 265-282
    DOI: 10.1080/00220270701245295

  • Jenkins E, ‘The Minster School, York: A centenary history, 1903-2004’, NORTHERN HISTORY, 44.1 (2007), 180-181

  • Jenkins EW, ‘The student voice in school science education’, Studies in Science Education, 42 (2006), 49-88

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Student opinion in England about science and technology’, Research in Science and Technological Education, 24.1 (2006), 59-68
    DOI: 10.1080/0263514050048365, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/86112/

  • Jenkins EW, ‘School science and citizenship: whose science and whose citizenship?’, The Curriculum Journal, 17.3 (2006), 197-211
    DOI: 10.1080/09585170600909647, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/86111/

  • Jenkins E, ‘Time to abandon 'science' at GCSE?’, Education in Chemistry, 43.1 (2006), 28

  • Jenkins EW, Pell RG, ‘Me and the environmental challenges: a survey of English secondary school students attitudes towards the environment’, International Journal of Science Education, 28.7 (2006), 765-780
    DOI: 10.1080/09500690500498336

  • Jenkins EW, Nelson NW, ‘Important but not for me: students' attitudes towards secondary school science in England’, Research in Science & Technological Education, 23.1 (2005), 41-57
    DOI: 10.1080/02635140500068435, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83283/

  • Jenkins EW, ‘The student voice in science education: research and issues’, Journal of Baltic Science Education, 7.1 (2005), 22-30

  • White J, Haydn T, Williams K, Gill P, Hand M, Jenkins E, Lambert D, Marshall B, Penney D, Plummeridge C, Steers J, ‘Rethinking the school curriculum: Reply to andrew stables’, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 37.6 (2005), 689-695
    DOI: 10.1080/00220270500122596

  • Jenkins EW, ‘From option to compulsion: school science teaching 1954-2000’, School Science Review, 85.313 (2004), 33-40

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Scientists in the Classroom. The Cold War Reconstruction of American Science Education’, None, 21.1 (2003), 40-41

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Environmental Education and the Public Understanding of Science’, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 1.8 (2003), 437-443

  • Jenkins EW, ‘School Science: Too much, too little or a problem with science itself?’, Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 3.2 (2003), 269-274

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Labor Omnia Vinicit?’, Studies in Science Education, 37 (2002), 137-141

  • Jenkins EW, ‘A new science curriculum for all?’, Studies in Science Education, 38 (2002), 155-160

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Friendship and debate: a century of promoting secondary school science’, School Science Review, 82.300 (2001), 19-30

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Who were they? FW Westaway 1864-1946’, School Science Review, 83.302 (2001), 91-94

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Constructivism in School Science Education: Powerful Model or the Most Dangerous Intellectual Tendency?’, Science & Education, 9.6 (2000), 599-610
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1008778120803, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/86113/

  • Jenkins EW, ‘The impact of the national curriculum on secondary school science teaching in England and Wales’, International Journal of Science Education, 22.3 (2000), 325-336

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Changing science teachers' work: a question of professionalism’, School Science Review, 81.297 (2000), 15-22

  • Jenkins EW, ‘What can physics teachers learn from research in physics education?’, Physics Education, 35.4 (2000), 245-250

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Testing: too many questions?’, Education in Chemistry, 37.5 (2000), pp.140

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Lessons from TIMSS?’, Education in Chemistry, 37.4 (2000), 105-106

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Changing Science Teachers' Work: A Question of Professionalism’, School Science Review, 81.297 (2000), 15-22

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Research in science education: time for a health check’, Studies in Science Education, 35 (2000), 1-26
    DOI: 10.1080/03057260008560153, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83232/

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Who were they? George Fowles’, School Science Review, 82.299 (2000), 87-89

  • Jenkins EW, ‘School Textbooks: an 'official' course?’, Education in Chemistry, 36.5 (1999), pp.140

  • Jenkins EW, ‘School Science, citizenship and the public understanding of science’, International Journal of Science Education, 21.7 (1999), 703-710

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Making Meaning’, Studies in Science Education, 33 (1999), 117-120

  • Jenkins EW, ‘A profession no one wants to join?’, Science Teacher Education, 25 (1999), 2-3

  • Jenkins EW, ‘International Journal of Technology Education’ 1998

  • Jenkins EW, ‘The Association for Science Education and the struggle to establish a policy for school science in England and Wales 1976-81’, History of Education, 27.4 (1998), 441-459

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Breaking with the Past?’, Studies in Science Education, 31 (1998), 149-153

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Editorship: International Journal of Technology and Design Education’, International Journal of Technology and Design Education, ed. by Jenkins EW, 8 (1998)
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/84465/

  • Jenkins EW, ‘On becoming a secondary science teacher in England: a pilot study’, International Journal of Science Education, 20.7 (1998), 873-881

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Who Owns Science Teachers' Work?’, Studies in Science Education, 31 (1998), 154-160

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Who were they? Clothilde von Wyss, 1871-1938’, School Science Review, 79.287 (1998), 13-14

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Who were they? Henry Cabourn Pocklington FRS, 1870-1952’, School Science Review, 79.286 (1997), 15-16

  • Jenkins EW, ‘International Journal of Technology and Design Education’ 1997

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Gender and Science and Technology Education’, Connect, 22 (1997), 1-3

  • Jenkins EW, ‘A New Social Contract for Science?’, Minerva, 35 (1997), 83-90

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Technological Literacy: Concepts and Constructs’, Journal of Technology Studies, 23.1 (1997), 1-5

  • Jenkins EW, ‘First choice instead of last resort’, Times Educational Supplement 1997, pp.7

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Studies in Science Education’ 1996

  • Jenkins EW, Swinnerton BJ, ‘The school nature study union 1903-94’, History of Education, 25.2 (1996), 181-198
    DOI: 10.1080/0046760960250204, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83279/

  • Jenkins EW, ‘The ‘nature of science’ as a curriculum component’, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 28.2 (1996), 137-150

  • Jenkins EW, ‘When is a policy not a policy? school‐based assessment of practical science at 16’, International Journal of Science Education, 17.5 (1995), 555-565
    DOI: 10.1080/0950069950170501

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Benchmarks for Science Literacy: A review symposium’, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 27.4 (1995), 445-461
    DOI: 10.1080/0022027950270407

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Central policy and teacher response? scientific investigation in the national curriculum of england and wales’, International Journal of Science Education, 17.4 (1995), 471-480
    DOI: 10.1080/0950069950170406

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Editorial’, International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 4.1 (1994), 1-3
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01197580

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Public understanding of science and science education for action’, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 26.6 (1994), 601-611
    DOI: 10.1080/0022027940260602

  • Henry M, Jenkins EW, Sharp PR, ‘The origins of technical education for the printing industry’, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 26.1 (1994), 4-19
    DOI: 10.1080/0022062940260102

  • Jenkins E, ‘School-based assessment of practical competence in science: Some issues from English experience’, Research in Science Education, 22.1 (1992), 224-229
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02356899

  • Vicentini M, Jenkins E, ‘Letters’, Science and Education, 1.4 (1992), 395-398
    DOI: 10.1007/BF00430966

  • Buchan AS, Jenkins EW, ‘The internal assessment of practical skills in science in England and Wales, 1960-1991: Some issues in historical perspective’, International Journal of Science Education, 14.4 (1992), 367-380
    DOI: 10.1080/0950069920140401

  • Jenkins EW, ‘School science education: Towards a reconstruction’, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 24.3 (1992), 229-246
    DOI: 10.1080/0022027920240302

  • Jenkins EW, ‘The history of science in British schools: Retrospect and prospect’, International Journal of Science Education, 12.3 (1990), 274-281
    DOI: 10.1080/0950069900120306

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Junior technical schools, 1905–1945: The case of Leeds’, History of Education, 16.2 (1987), 105-117
    DOI: 10.1080/0046760870160203

  • Layton D, Davey A, Jenkins E, ‘Science for specific social purposes (SSSP): Perspectives on adult scientific literacy’, Studies in Science Education, 13.1 (1986), 27-52
    DOI: 10.1080/03057268608559929

  • Garner AD, Jenkins EW, ‘The English Mechanics’ Institutes: The case of Leeds 1824–42’, History of Education, 13.2 (1984), 139-152
    DOI: 10.1080/0046760840130204

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Science, sentimentalism or social control? the nature study movement in England and Wales, 1899‐1914’, History of Education, 10.1 (1981), 33-43
    DOI: 10.1080/0046760810100104

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Some Sources for the history of science education in the twentieth century, with particular reference to secondary schools’, Studies in Science Education, 7.1 (1980), 27-86
    DOI: 10.1080/03057268008559875

  • Jenkins EW, ‘The development of school biology 1918‐1945’, History of Education, 8.1 (1979), 59-73
    DOI: 10.1080/0046760790080105

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Science education and the secondary school regulations, 1902–1909’, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 10.2 (1978), 31-38
    DOI: 10.1080/0022062780100204

  • Jenkins EW, ‘The thomson committee and the board of education 1916-22’, British Journal of Educational Studies, 21.1 (1973), 76-87
    DOI: 10.1080/00071005.1973.9973367

  • Jenkins EW, ‘The Implementation Of Nuffield ‘O’ Level Chemistry Courses In Secondary Schools’, Educational Research, 13.3 (1971), 198-203
    DOI: 10.1080/0013188710130305

  • Jenkins EW, ‘True-false questions: An appraisal’, Education + Training, 10.1 (1968), 22-23
    DOI: 10.1108/eb015912

Chapters

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Relevance’, in Encyclopaedia of Science Education, ed. by Gunstone R, 1st (Netherlands: Springer, 2015), 2, 829-831
    DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-2150-0_173, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/84462/

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Schooling of Science’, in Encyclopaedia of Science Education, ed. by Gunstone R, 1st (New York: Springer, 2015), 2, 854-857
    DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-2150-0_174, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/84469/

  • ‘Children and the Teaching and Learning of Science: A Historical Perspective’, in Children's Perspective on School Teaching and Learning, ed. by Schultheis K and Pfrang A, Studies of the Educational Experience of Children, 1st (Zurich: LIT VERLAG, 2015), 1, 143-161

  • Jenkins EW, ‘E.J.Holmyard and the historical approach to science teaching’, in International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching, 1st (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2014), 3, 2283-2408
    DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7654-8, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83229/

  • Jenkins EW, Brock WH, ‘Frederick W. Westaway and science education: an endless quest’, in International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching, ed. by Matthews MR (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2014), 2359-2382
    DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7654-8, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83231/

  • Brock WH, Jenkins EW, ‘Frederick W. Westaway and science education: An endless quest’, in International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching ([n.pub.], 2014), 2359-2382
    DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7654-8_73

  • Jenkins EW, ‘E. J. Holmyard and the historical approach to science teaching’, in International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching ([n.pub.], 2014), 2383-2408
    DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7654-8_74

  • Jenkins EW, ‘School Science, citizenship and the public understanding of science’, in Reconsidering Science Learning, ed. by Scanlon E, Thomas J and EWhitelegg (Routledge Falmer, 2004), 13-20

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Science education: research, practice and policy’, in Reconsidering Science Learning, ed. by Scanlon E and Murphy P (Routledge Falmer, 2004), 235-249

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Revisiting the case for science in education’, in Science Didactic. Challenges in a period of time with focus on learning processes and new technology, ed. by Åsheim PA (Telermark University College, Porsgrunn, 2003), 5-18

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Science’, in Rethinking the School Curriculum: Values, Aims and Purposes, ed. by White J (Routledge/Falmer, 2003), 165-178

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Linking school science education with action’, in Science Education as/for sociopolitical action, ed. by Roth WM and Desautels J (Peter Lang, 2002), 17-34

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Constructivism in school science education: powerful model or the most dangerous intellectual tendency?’, in Science Education and Culture: The contribution of history and philosophy of science, ed. by Bevilacqua F, Giannetto E and Matthews MR (Kluwer Academic, 2001)

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Research in science education in Europe: Retrospect and Prospect’, in Research in Science Education: Past, Present and Future, ed. by Behrendt H and others (Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001), 17-26
    DOI: 10.1007/0-306-47639-8_2, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/86109/

  • Shorrocks-Taylor D, Jenkins EW, Curry J, Swinnerton BJ, ‘International Comparisons of Pupil Performance and National Mathematics and Science Testing in England’, in Learning From Others, ed. by Shorrocks-Taylor D and Jenkins EW (Dordrecht, NL: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000), 233-258

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Gender and science, technology and voactional education: a review of issues’, in Innovations in Science and Technology Education, ed. by Jenkins EW (Paris: UNESCO, 2000), Volume VII, 17-36

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Making Use of International Comparisons of Student Achievement in Science and Mathematics’, in Learning From Others: International Comparisons in Education, ed. by D, Shorrocks-Taylor and Jenkins EW (Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000), 137-157

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Breaking the Mould’, in Innovations in Science and Technology, ed. by Jenkins EW (Paris: UNESCO, 2000), Volume VII, 305-312

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Science for All; Time for a paradigm shift?’, in Improving Science Education, ed. by Millar R, Leach J and Osborne J (Open University Press, 2000), 207-226

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Practical Work in School Science:- some questions to be answered’, in Practical Work in Science Education, ed. by Leach J and Paulsen AC (Roskilde University / Kluwer Press, 1999), 19-32

  • Jenkins EW, ‘The schooling of laboratory science’, in Practical Work in School Science: Which way now?, ed. by Wellington JJ (London: Routledge, 1998), 35-51

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Legislating philosophy and practice: teaching and assessing scientific investigations’, in Teachers and the National Curriculum, ed. by Helsby and others (London:Cassell, 1997), 112-128

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Scientific and Technological Literacy: Meanings and Rationales’, in Innovations in Science and Technology Education: Volume VI, ed. by Jenkins EW (Paris: UNESCO, 1997), 11-39

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Scientific and Technological Literacy for Citizenship: What can we learn from research and other evidence?’, in Science, Technology and Citizenship: The Public Understanding of Science and Technology in Science Education and Research Policy, ed. by Sjøberg S and Kallerud E (Norsk institutt for studier av forskning og utdanning, 1997), 29-50

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Towards a functional public understanding of science’, in Science Today, Problem or Crisis?, ed. by Levinson and others (Routledge, 1997), 137-150

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Scientific Literacy: A Functional Construct’, in Challenging Ways of Knowing in English, Maths and Science, ed. by Baker and others (Falmer Press, 1996), 43-51

  • Jenkins EW, ‘The History of Science in British Schools: Retrospect and Prospect’, in History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching: Selected Readings, 1st (Toronto/New York: OISE Press/Teachers College Press, 1991), 33-41

Conference Papers

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Children and the teaching and learning of science: a historical perspective’, in Proceedings of Children’s Perspective on School, Teaching and Learning (Catholic University of Eichstaett - Ingolstadt, Eichstaett, 2013) Children’s Perspective on School, Teaching and Learning, Catholic University of Eichstaett - Ingolstadt, Eichstaett, 07/10/2013 - 09/10/2013
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83235/

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Should we be concerned about public engagement with science?’, in Proceedings of the Presidential Address to the Education Section of the BAAS, Science Festival in Liverpool (British Science Association, 2011) Annual Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Festival, Liverpool, 06/09/2011 - 09/09/2011
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83276/

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Science education can make the difference’, in Europe Needs More Scientists (European Community, 2005), 1-6

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Some policy issues in the supply of science and mathematics teachers’, in The Supply of School Mathematics and Science Teachers: Issues, evidence and policy options, ed. by Donnelly JF (Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education, University of Leeds, 2002), 71-74

  • Anning AJE, Jenkins EW, Whitelaw SA, ‘Bodies of knowledge and design-based activities’, in IDATER 96, International Conference on Design and Technology Educational Research and Curriculum Development (University of Loughborough, Department of Design and Technology, 1996), 5-10

  • Jenkins EW, ‘Legislating and Assessing Procedural Knowledge in Science’, in American Educational Research Association, New York 1996 (American Educational Research Association, New York 1996, 1996), pp.17

Reports

  • Jenkins EW, Anning AJE, Whitelaw SA, Bodies of Knowledge and Design-based Activities, (University of Leeds, School of Education, 1996)

Designs

  • Jenkins EW, Listen to the Professionals, ([n.pub.], 1999)

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