A narrative inquiry into the experiences of two educators who provide learning support in Alberta K-9 public school contexts

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  • This research explores the experiences of two Learning Support Teachers (LST’s) supporting students with learning needs in Alberta k-9 public schools. Guided by narrative inquiry methodology, this research seeks to illuminate tools, strategies, methods, and practices utilized by LST participants that have, in their experience, been effective in furthering the educational experience of students with learning needs and have supported colleagues. Through rich discussion, reflection, and inquiry, each participant brought to the research unique understandings. Narrative analysis transcripts of research discussion alongside participants revealed six resonant threads, including: wearing multiple hats, leadership role, the use of documentation, relationships with parents, team approach, and partnership with counselling. This research can provide current educators and stakeholders supporting students with learning needs insights and possible implications for their practice.

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    Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International