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Marginal groups in marginal times: Gypsy and Traveller parents and home education in England, UK

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Marginal groups in marginal times : Gypsy and Traveller parents and home education in England, UK. / Bhopal, Kalwant; Myers, Martin.

In: British Educational Research Journal, Vol. 42, No. 1, 01.02.2016, p. 5–20.

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Bhopal, K & Myers, M 2016, 'Marginal groups in marginal times: Gypsy and Traveller parents and home education in England, UK', British Educational Research Journal, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 5–20. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3198

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Bhopal, K., & Myers, M. (2016). Marginal groups in marginal times: Gypsy and Traveller parents and home education in England, UK. British Educational Research Journal, 42(1), 5–20. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3198

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Bhopal, Kalwant ; Myers, Martin. / Marginal groups in marginal times : Gypsy and Traveller parents and home education in England, UK. In: British Educational Research Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 5–20.

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