Educating the educators: developing those who support learning for students with additional learning needs

McLachlan, Benita and Davis, Geraldine M. (2013) Educating the educators: developing those who support learning for students with additional learning needs. Support for Learning, 28 (4). pp. 173-180. ISSN 1467-9604

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9604.12035

Abstract

This article reports findings from a research project which developed and introduced the Enhanced Learning Support Assistant Programme (ELSAP) as a source of professional development for learning support assistants who were supporting students with additional learning needs in a college of further education in England. The purpose of this article is to share findings from the project and to highlight the benefits experienced when learning support assistants can participate in professional development activity. The research project was a mixed methods study with participants drawn from learning support assistants within one college of further education in England. Data were collected throughout the 14-week intervention. Findings indicate that the programme had a positive effect on participants' confidence, sense of professional identify and of being valued, as well as improving their ability to perform their role.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: learning support assistants, learning difficulties and disabilities, professional development, inclusive education
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 11:39
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2020 15:32
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/582096

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