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Key Issues for Teaching Assistants

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- Working in diverse and inclusive classrooms

About Key Issues for Teaching Assistants

This book is designed to support Teaching Assistants in the important and unique role they play in the education of children. This new edition includes a range of additional material and reflects developments in the recent UK context and legislation that relates to participation and diversity. It raises issues concerning values and professional practice for Teaching Assistants, emphasising inclusive approaches and the importance of understanding the perspectives of learners throughout. Each chapter contains an overview of topical debates, current research, a discussion of issues relating to values and professional practice. Every chapter raises questions and suggests reading for further reflection. This highly accessible resource includes contributions from leading researchers and experienced education practitioners. It introduces a range of issues, with a focus on inclusion and the key role of teaching assistants, such as:understanding inclusive education: school communities and participationSpecial educational needs and inclusive practicesupporting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) childrenethnic diversity and attainment the influence of gender on the achievement of boys and girlsworking with teachers and parentsreligious diversity and inclusive practiceincluding and supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transsexual (LGBT) studentswelcoming and understanding asylum seeking and refugee students disability, human rights and inclusion.This book will enable Teaching Assistants to develop a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles of inclusive education. It provides an essential resource for Teaching Assistants and all those working in Education.

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  • Language:
  • English
  • ISBN:
  • 9781317419129
  • Protection:
  • DRM
  • Published:
  • April 14, 2016
  • £23.49
  • Immediately by email
Description of Key Issues for Teaching Assistants
This book is designed to support Teaching Assistants in the important and unique role they play in the education of children. This new edition includes a range of additional material and reflects developments in the recent UK context and legislation that relates to participation and diversity. It raises issues concerning values and professional practice for Teaching Assistants, emphasising inclusive approaches and the importance of understanding the perspectives of learners throughout. Each chapter contains an overview of topical debates, current research, a discussion of issues relating to values and professional practice. Every chapter raises questions and suggests reading for further reflection. This highly accessible resource includes contributions from leading researchers and experienced education practitioners. It introduces a range of issues, with a focus on inclusion and the key role of teaching assistants, such as:understanding inclusive education: school communities and participationSpecial educational needs and inclusive practicesupporting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) childrenethnic diversity and attainment the influence of gender on the achievement of boys and girlsworking with teachers and parentsreligious diversity and inclusive practiceincluding and supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transsexual (LGBT) studentswelcoming and understanding asylum seeking and refugee students disability, human rights and inclusion.This book will enable Teaching Assistants to develop a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles of inclusive education. It provides an essential resource for Teaching Assistants and all those working in Education.
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