Guidance for school leaders and teachers
Teaching assistants have become an integral part of classroom life, yet pioneering research by the authors has shown that school leaders and teachers are not making the most of this valued resource. Results from the Deployment and Impact of Support Staff (DISS) project showed that the more support...
Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge
How research challenges practice and policy
Over the last decade, teaching assistants (TAs) have become an established part of everyday classroom life. TAs are often used by schools to help low-attaining pupils and those with special educational needs. Yet despite the huge rise in the number of TAs working in UK classrooms, very little is...
Published November 21st 2011 by Routledge
A Handbook for Teachers and Practitioners
Series: Improving Practice (TLRP)
Packed with valuable strategies for teachers and fun activities for children, this book is a must for any school wishing to make group work a more effective and successful way of learning. Teachers who have become more confident with the approaches developed for this book find that their classes...
Published July 22nd 2008 by Routledge
Interactions with Peers and Teachers
School is an institution through which all children in modern industrial societies must pass, and it also has an important effect on their later lives. The authors present children's social interactive processes as a key dimension of their lives in school. The school provides a milieu for social...
Published July 28th 2000 by Routledge
Pupils' experiences of breaktime and recess from 7 to 16
Are breaktimes really just a time of violence and bullying that could be better used for working? Based on a unique and fascinating longitudinal study of a group of pupils from primary to secondary school, the author of this timely new book proposes an alternative view. He believes that breaktime...
Published March 31st 1998 by Routledge
Understanding and Changing Playground Behaviour
Breaktime in the school is a period when pupils learn social skills they will need in the world outside. But it can also be an occasion for aggression, harassment and bullying. Breaktime and the School gives an accessible account of the latest research into children's play and behaviour. The...
Published March 10th 1994 by Routledge