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Achieving excellence and equity: Reflections on the development of practices in one local district over 10 years. / Ainscow, Mel.

In: School Effectiveness and School Improvement, Vol. 21, No. 1, 03.2010, p. 75-92.

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Ainscow, Mel. / Achieving excellence and equity: Reflections on the development of practices in one local district over 10 years. In: School Effectiveness and School Improvement. 2010 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 75-92.

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