chapter  8
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Working flexibly with assistants

Following the accounts of how the schools and settings that took part in the research had developed their understandings of roles and responsibilities, this chapter will revisit some of the contexts to investigate what happened as they attempted to develop more f1exible strategies for the deployment of assistants. Many of them had already taken considerable steps in this direction but the indicators and review questions dealing with this brought a clearer focus to these steps and suggested further ways forward. The conceptual frameworks explored in Chapter 3 dealt with these issues in respect of the original research and what was learned from it.