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Piasta, Shayne B.; Logan, Jessica A. R.; Thomas, Leiah J. G.; Zettler-Greeley, Cynthia M.; Bailet, Laura L.; Lewis, Kandia – Grantee Submission, 2020
Research supports small-group emergent literacy intervention to boost preschool children's early skills and provide a solid foundation for continued literacy learning. Although such interventions are increasingly available to preschool teachers, we have limited understanding as to how these are implemented under routine conditions in authentic…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education
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Goller, Michael; Steffen, Bianca; Harteis, Christian – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Although nurse aides take on a high share of care activities in nursing homes, almost nothing is known about how they develop the knowledge and skills to do so. This study attempts to close this research gap by answering the following research questions: (1) How do novice aides learn and develop and how is their learning trajectory structured? (2)…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Nursing Homes, Workplace Learning, Curriculum Development
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Ferguson, Miriam – Kairaranga, 2014
Teacher aides have been part of New Zealand classrooms for many decades. Initially, they were employed to perform clerical and supervisory duties that required no professional training, such as typing, duplicating and playground supervision. Over the years, however, their role has changed significantly. They now play a pivotal role as a 'people…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Student Needs
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Davis, Thomas J.; Fichtenholtz, Harlan M. – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
This research explored the relationship between mental fatigue and creativity by testing the creative potential of 25 Keene State College students, half of which were subjected to mental fatigue. Little research has been done to look at these 2 variables together, but considerable research has been done on them individually. Using an…
Descriptors: Creativity, Stress Variables, Creative Thinking, Creativity Tests
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Gibson, Dianne; Paatsch, Louise; Toe, Dianne – Australasian Journal of Special Education, 2016
In Victoria, Australia, one of the major roles of the teachers' aide (TA) is to assist students with disabilities to access their education. Researchers have identified the inconsistencies in defining the roles of the TA, in a variety of settings, by TAs, teachers, parents, and other research participants. Four main themes that have been…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Role, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Over the past 20 years, the number of teacher's aides in the United States has more than doubled, potentially in response to the growth of special education programs now taking place in general education schools. Surprisingly, little research at all has focused on the role that teacher's aides may play in improving student achievement, and no…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Disabilities, Kindergarten, Role
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Wadley, Chloe C.; Stagnitti, Karen – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
In Australia, children with developmental delay and disability, who have an IQ less than 70, are eligible to attend a specialist school. These schools are called special schools or special developmental schools. Teachers, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists work in these schools together with integration aids. Children with…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Special Education Teachers, Allied Health Personnel, Occupational Therapy
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Major, Sofia O.; Seabra-Santos, Maria J.; Gaspar, Maria F. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study explored the correspondence and differences between school staff perceptions of preschool children's social skills and behavior problems. One hundred preschoolers were assessed by 14 pairs of teachers and classroom aides with the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales-2nd Edition (PKBS-2 Portuguese version). Indexes of agreement and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Aides, Preschool Children, Interpersonal Competence
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Forte, Solandy; Dorsey, Michael F.; Weiss, Mary Jane; Palmieri, Mark J.; Powers, Michael D. – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2018
In today's climate, with the ever-increasing demand for competent behavior analytic services, it is necessary for behavior analysts to work across a variety of settings, including home, school, and community, overseeing instructional aide staff as the frontline providers of applied behavior analysis (ABA) services. It is common practice for ABA…
Descriptors: Generalization, Maintenance, Teacher Aides, Standards
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Harris, Lois Ruth; Davidson, Christina Ruth; Aprile, Kerry Therese – Australian Educational Researcher, 2015
While teacher aides often provide individual and group reading instruction for at-risk readers, research suggests these interventions may not always bring about reading gains. This Australian study investigated upper primary school teacher aides' definitions of reading, drawing on semi-structured interview responses and written definitions…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Intervention, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties
Reaburn, Robyn – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015
This paper describes a pilot study investigating Teacher Aides (TAs) in primary mathematics classrooms. Three teacher/TA teams were investigated. The teachers were asked about the role of TAs in their classrooms, and the TAs were asked about their confidence in mathematics and in the desirability of professional learning. The TAs indicated a need…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Aides, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Thomas, Benjamin R.; Lafasakis, Michael – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
This study evaluated the effects of an acceptability questionnaire on classroom aides' treatment integrity during implementation of behavioral intervention plans, using a multiple-probe-baseline across-participants design. Four classroom aides in a special education preschool classroom rarely used procedures recommended to manage the challenging…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, Questionnaires, Teacher Aides
Neupane, Ramesh – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The research purpose was to investigate the differences between learning preferences (i.e., Active-Reflective, Sensing-Intuitive, Visual-Verbal, and Sequential-Global) determined by the Index of Learning Style and gender (i.e., Male and Female) in regards to standardized achievement multiple-choice test performance determined by the Illinois Nurse…
Descriptors: Nurses, Allied Health Personnel, Cognitive Style, Preferences
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Ward, Angela – Kairaranga, 2011
Since 1989, teacher aides have become a familiar part of our classrooms as they support students with special educational needs. International and New Zealand research shows that despite many teacher aide practices that effectively support student learning in inclusive settings, there are some practices that work against the inclusion of some…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Physical Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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van Bysterveldt, Anne K.; Westerveld, Marleen F. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
Personal narrative ability is crucial for social-emotional well-being and classroom participation. This study investigated the ability of 10 school-age participants with Down syndrome to share past personal experiences with their teacher aides in their school environment. To participate, children were required to speak in short sentences and be…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Down Syndrome, Teacher Aides, Pilot Projects
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