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ERIC Number: EJ752238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Teacher Assistants Move to the Front of the Class: Job-Embedded Learning Pays Off in Student Achievement
Jolly, Anne; Evans, Sheila
Journal of Staff Development, v26 n3 p8-13 Spr 2005
Job-embedded professional learning is a familiar concept in the Edenton-Chowan Public School System. In this article, the authors present D.F. Walker Elementary School in Edenton, North Carolina, a school where the entire staff focuses on continual learning, and teacher assistants engage in job-embedded, ongoing professional development to become effective instructional assistants for the teachers and students they serve. In addition, the authors state that it is not the law which drives behind the principal's decision to include teacher assistants in learning teams, but it is to raise teacher assistants' level of expertise in the area of literacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina