Teaching assistants are uniquely placed to support children's involvement with learning through the curriculum. This book explores those issues that are central to that process. Specifically it examines: strategies for supporting learning and assessment in English, maths and science; inclusive and imaginative practices in all areas of learning; home and community contexts for learning; and working practices which support professional development. This book is written primarily for learning support staff, their teaching colleagues and those responsible for professional development and training.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Perspectives on the work of teaching assistants; The role of the volunteer helper and teaching assistant; Working as a team member; Supporting teachers and children; Support for literacy, numeracy and science; Promoting Learning for all children.
Carrie Cable and Ian Eyres are both lectures in Education at The Open University.