The role played by grandparents in family support and learning: considerations for mainstream and special schools

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The role played by grandparents in family support and learning : considerations for mainstream and special schools. / Mitchell, W.

In: Support For Learning, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2008, p. 126-135.

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Mitchell, W 2008, 'The role played by grandparents in family support and learning: considerations for mainstream and special schools', Support For Learning, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 126-135. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9604.2008.00383.x

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Mitchell, W. (2008). The role played by grandparents in family support and learning: considerations for mainstream and special schools. Support For Learning, 23(3), 126-135. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9604.2008.00383.x

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Mitchell W. The role played by grandparents in family support and learning: considerations for mainstream and special schools. Support For Learning. 2008;23(3):126-135. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9604.2008.00383.x

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Mitchell, W. / The role played by grandparents in family support and learning : considerations for mainstream and special schools. In: Support For Learning. 2008 ; Vol. 23, No. 3. pp. 126-135.

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