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ERIC Number: EJ942202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1471-3802
Supporting the Inclusion of Pupils with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in the Primary School: The Role of Teaching Assistants
Groom, Barry; Rose, Richard
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v5 n1 p20-30 Mar 2005
During the past ten years in the UK there has been a considerable increase in the number of teaching assistants (TAs) appointed to work alongside teachers in schools. A significant number of these colleagues are appointed to support pupils with special educational needs (SEN), including those with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). This paper reports on the ways in which the role of the teaching assistant in supporting pupils with SEBD has been developed in schools for pupils aged 7-11 years in one English Local Education Authority (LEA). It suggests that there are several models of support emerging and that the role of the teaching assistant is perceived as crucial to the effective inclusion of pupils with SEBD in mainstream classrooms. (Contains 16 tables.)
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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: United Kingdom