Providing Quality School-Based Learning and Support Services (Paperback)
This leading publication is a comprehensive and essential resource for teacher aides, teaching assistants, classroom assistants, learning assistants, paraeducators, paraprofessionals, youth workers, early childhood educators, disability support workers, homeschoolers, tutors, and those in community services roles who focus on supporting children's education.
This handbook is popular reading for students studying an accredited course or who need upskilling to current best practices. It has been adopted by many educators as their primary textbook for accredited and non-accredited programs.
Core topics include work health and safety, child protection, behaviour management, instructional (pedagogical) skills, literacy and numeracy development, and supporting students with disabilities and disorders such as autism, ADHD and intellectual disability. Topics cover work with children from ages 5 to 18.
Combining research with practice
This book presents the latest evidence-based research in a practical, simple, thorough format. The author is an experienced registered teacher and academic researcher who has successfully trained thousands of teacher assistants.
Included are hundreds of academic references clearly describing the latest academic research. Practical hints and tips are found throughout as well as advanced learning points for those wishing to extend their skills. Everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners will find this book helpful.
This book is commonly used to support the following qualifications:
CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support
CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support
Associate in Science Degree in Paraprofessional Studies
Other paraeducator and paraprofessional certificates.
Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools
Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools
Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
While the publication has been written for an Australian audience, most of its content is universal.