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The practice of teacher aides in Tasmanian primary mathematics classrooms


Reaburn, R, The practice of teacher aides in Tasmanian primary mathematics classrooms, Mathematics education in the margins: Proceedings of the 38th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 28 June - 2 July, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, QLD, pp. 516-523. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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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 to update their knowledge of mathematics content and terminology. It is also suggested that more research to investigate methods of assisting students with learning difficulties is required.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Special education and disability
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Reaburn, R (Dr Robyn Reaburn)
ID Code:102053
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-07-24
Last Modified:2016-03-31
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