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ISRN Education
Volume 2014, Article ID 548365, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/548365
Research Article

An Investigation of Hand-Drawn Representations of Rivers by Fifth-Grade Students in Greek Elementary Schools

1Department of Primary Education, National and Kapodistrian University, 13A Navarinou Street, Athens, Greece
2Department of Primary Education, Democritus University of Thrace, N. Hili, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece

Received 9 December 2013; Accepted 15 January 2014; Published 4 March 2014

Academic Editors: S. Cessna and R. Mamlok-Naaman

Copyright © 2014 Apostolia Galani and Ageliki Rokka. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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