Working with Support in the Classroom
- Anne Campbell - Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
- Gavin Fairbairn - Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Over recent years, there has been a vast increase in the number of people who support children's learning in classrooms and other educational settings, both as employees and as volunteers.
This book provides teachers with advice on how to work collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes. Using stories of successful practice, the book explores the roles that can be played by people other than qualified teachers.
'Through working with teaching assistants on courses I know that the balancing of relationships is a central concern.
This book will provide a valuable opportunity to extend this experience during Initial Teacher Training. Readers at all levels of experience will be able to reflect on how to develop creative and constructive paths leading to a partnership of professionals, and to make teams work in a way that really benefits the learning of children in their care.' - Min Wilkie, School of Education, University of Leicester
'The publication of this book is most timely. As the plans for the remodelling of the school workforce begin to take shape, further complexities surrounding the area continue to be exposed. This book addresses many of these and does so in an accessible and thought provoking way. Simplistic answers to how best we can work with support in the classroom are not provided, but different ways of approaching the question are. By reading about, and engaging with, fictionalised accounts, case studies, stories and vignettes, the reader is transported across the whole range of educational settings, exploring the myriad definitions of classroom "support"' - Dr Iris Keating, Manchester Metropolitan University
I would recommend this book to all teachers as it would help them to make best use of support within the classroom. It was useful for teaching assistants to see what they could be doing and ways to support the class teacher without taking too much control.