'I can sort of slot into many different roles': examining teacher aide roles and their implications for practice

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Harris, Lois and Aprile, Kerry T.L.. (2015) 'I can sort of slot into many different roles': examining teacher aide roles and their implications for practice. School Leadership and Management. 35(2), pp. 140 - 162. https://doi.org/10.1080/13632434.2014.992774
AuthorsHarris, Lois and Aprile, Kerry T.L.
Abstract

This study utilised role theory to investigate teacher aide roles within regional schools in Queensland, Australia. Twenty primary schoolteacher aides were interviewed; data were triangulated with 27 teacher aides’ responses to a follow-up questionnaire and interviews with 6 administrative staff. Data suggest that classroom instructional support roles and small group instruction dominate teacher aide work; they also perform many non-instructional roles and work individually with students with diverse needs. School leaders must reconsider the roles expected of these professionals given their position, professional training and remuneration, better supporting teacher aides through improved communication, collaboration and sustained professional learning opportunities.

Year2015
JournalSchool Leadership and Management
Journal citation35 (2), pp. 140 - 162
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1363-2434
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13632434.2014.992774
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84937073140
Page range140 - 162
Research GroupInstitute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE)
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Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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