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‘I can sort of slot into many different roles’: examining teacher aide roles and their implications for practice : examining teacher aide roles and their implications for practice

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Lois HarrisLois Harris, Kerry AprileKerry Aprile
This study utilised role theory to investigate teacher aide roles within regional schools in Queensland, Australia. Twenty primary school teacher aides were interviewed; data were triangulated with 27 teacher aides' responses to a follow-up questionnaire and interviews with 6 administrative staff. Data suggest that classroom instructional support roles and small group instruction dominate teacher aide work; they also perform many non-instructional roles and work individually with students with diverse needs. School leaders must reconsider the roles expected of these professionals given their position, professional training and remuneration, better supporting teacher aides through improved communication, collaboration and sustained professional learning opportunities.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

35

Issue

2

Start Page

140

End Page

162

Number of Pages

23

eISSN

1364-2626

ISSN

1363-2434

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

Routledge

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Not affiliated to a Research Institute; School of Education and the Arts (2013- );

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

School leadership & management.