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Opening up and closing down: How teachers and TAs manage turn-taking, topic and repair in mathematics lessons
Learning and Instruction Vol. 21, No. 5 (October 2011) pp. 625–635
Support for children with special educational needs in inclusive classrooms is increasingly provided by teaching assistants (TAs). They often have a direct pedagogical role, taking responsibility for instruction in mathematics. The quality of TAs’...
Scaffolding learning for independence: Clarifying teacher and teaching assistant roles for children with special educational needs
Learning and Instruction Vol. 36, No. 1 (April 2015) pp. 1–10
Support for children with special educational needs (SEN) in inclusive classrooms, in many countries, continues to be provided by teaching assistants (TAs). Whilst they frequently take responsibility for instruction, they are rarely adequately...
Fostering learner independence through heuristic scaffolding: A valuable role for teaching assistants
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 63, No. 1 (2014) pp. 116–126
Teaching assistants currently play a key pedagogical role in supporting learners with special educational needs. Their practice is primarily oral, involving verbal differentiation of teacher talk or printed materials. In order to help students think ...