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ERIC Number: EJ947929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1475-2409
British International Schools: The Deployment and Training of Teaching Assistants
Tarry, Estelle
Journal of Research in International Education, v10 n3 p293-302 Dec 2011
This article reports on research carried out on behalf of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) as to the role and deployment of British international school teaching assistants. Through questionnaires and a follow up open discussion with headteachers from British international schools it was found that, due to the differing international contexts of the schools, teaching assistants had different training needs; training therefore needed to be flexible in its approach and access. Universally, however, the international headteachers wanted their teaching assistants to be able to support pupils by using intercultural learning and teaching strategies to promote a positive learning environment for diverse learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom