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Title: Exploring the emerging identities of special needs officers in Singapore primary and secondary schools
Authors: Lim, Sirene May Yin
Wong, Meng Ee
Cohen, Libby
Issue Date: 2011
Series/Report no.: Research Brief;11-003
Abstract: This study explored the ways in which a group of 30 newly qualified Allied Educators (Learning & Behavioural Support), or AED (LBS), grew into their professional role within their school communities and the kinds of responsibilities they faced daily. Many of them were also the only AED (LBS) in their school. Findings revealed that these AED (LBS) took on a spectrum of roles in school and faced a range of expectations, from having to be miracle workers to being relegated to administrative support. The most well-adjusted AED (LBS) were the ones who were in school communities that had a collaborative learning culture, were supportive of students with heterogeneous needs, and were surrounded by more teachers and school leaders who had knowledge in special education.
Description: This brief was based on the project OER 05/08 SL: Exploring the Emerging Identities of Special Needs Officers in Singapore Primary and Secondary Schools.
ISSN: 2010-3093
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