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Title: The implications of training for Special Educational Needs Coordinators : an exploration of self-efficacy, organisational commitment and perceptions of the SENCO role
Author: Smith, Claire
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2017
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Abstract:
This thesis consists of three parts. The first part is a literature review exploring and critically analysing research relating to the roles and responsibilities of special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs); as well as SENCOs organisational commitment and self – efficacy. The second part is an empirical study exploring SENCO constructions of SENCO roles and responsibilities, perceptions of organisational commitment and self – efficacy. Two groups of participants are used to explore these concepts. One, a Training Group made up of participants recruited from England including a sample of SENCOs who had completed the NASENCO programme. The second group was a Non – Training Group made up of participants from Wales including a sample of SENCOs who had not completed the NASENCO award. It was possible to make tentative comparisons of the perceptions of roles and responsibilities, self – efficacy and organisational commitment between the two groups. The third section is a reflective summary. This is a critical account of the processes, decisions and directions the researcher chose in order to complete this thesis. This section explores the contribution to knowledge this research has provided, and also provides a critical account of the research practitioner.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Ed.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.716032  DOI: Not available
Keywords: BF Psychology
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