Towards a typology for conceptualizing the roles of teaching assistants

Kerry, Trevor (2005) Towards a typology for conceptualizing the roles of teaching assistants. Educational Review, 57 (3). pp. 373-384. ISSN 00131911

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Abstract

The paper analyses the emerge of the role of teaching assistant since Estelle Morris's 2001 speech. It argues that the TA role is only one of many support roles in schools and that it it is often ill-defined. The paper creates a typology of TA roles with a view to clarifying the employment and training of TAs. It notes the shifts in government thinking of this contentious issue

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Additional Information:The paper analyses the emerge of the role of teaching assistant since Estelle Morris's 2001 speech. It argues that the TA role is only one of many support roles in schools and that it it is often ill-defined. The paper creates a typology of TA roles with a view to clarifying the employment and training of TAs. It notes the shifts in government thinking of this contentious issue
Keywords:support staff, teaching assistants, job roles, higher level teaching assistant, paraprofessional
Subjects:X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:1745
Deposited By: Trevor Kerry
Deposited On:23 Dec 2008 13:11
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:20

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