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Roles of Special Education Needs Coordinators in Selected Basic Schools in Ghana

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The main purpose of this study was to investigate the role of Special Education Need Coordinators (SENCOs) in selected basic schools in the Pusiga District, Ghana. The study adopted cross-sectional survey design and questionnaire to gather data from 50 participants selected through purposive sampling and convenience sampling techniques. The findings of the study showed that significant roles performed by SENCOs in the Pusiga District included helping to promote inclusive education, visiting schools and advising teachers on how to address the needs of special students, bridging the gap between children with special needs and their parents, children with special needs and their teachers, and children with special needs with their peer, providing guidance and counselling services to pupils, teachers and parents and providing education to reduce stigmatization. On how SENCOs support pupils and teachers in the basic schools, it was found that SENCOs work in connection with NGOs to provide some basic needs for special children. They organize in-service training to assist regular teachers to apply appropriate techniques, instructional materials and methods to assist children with special needs. The study further unveiled inadequate provision of teaching and learning materials, lack of support from most parents because of superstitions and misconceptions about special needs children, undesirable and offensive labeling, irregular in-service training and inadequate knowledge, training and skills as major challenges facing the SENCOs. The study therefore, recommends that regular sensitization meetings and community education should be organized within the communities in the Pusiga District to sensitize stake holders about the value of community engagement in the education of children with disabilities.

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Special Education Needs Co-ordinator, Children with Disabilities and SEND.

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"Roles of Special Education Needs Coordinators in Selected Basic Schools in Ghana", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.9, Issue 1, page no.a380-a456, January-2022, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIRTHE2004.pdf

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"Roles of Special Education Needs Coordinators in Selected Basic Schools in Ghana", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.9, Issue 1, page no. ppa380-a456, January-2022, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIRTHE2004.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIRTHE2004
Registration ID: 318052
Published In: Volume 9 | Issue 1 | Year January-2022
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Page No: a380-a456
Country: CAPE COAST, Central Region, Ghana .
Area: Other
ISSN Number: 2349-5162
Publisher: IJ Publication


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