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Support Staff and Indigenous Education

Working with Teaching Assistants and Other Support Staff for Inclusive Education

ISBN: 978-1-78441-612-6, eISBN: 978-1-78441-611-9

ISSN: 1479-3636

Publication date: 3 February 2015

Abstract

Teacher assistants and support staff play a critical role in the educational outcomes of Indigenous students. Small steps are being made in ‘Closing the Gap’ in Australia between Indigenous and non-Indigenous educational outcomes (Australian Government, 2013), and the trends are similar throughout other Indigenous populations. However, there is still much that needs to be done. This chapter will describe the role of teacher assistants and other support staff, and share pedagogy and practices that have been successful in engaging Indigenous students within an inclusive and responsive curriculum. The chapter will conclude with a summary of key concepts and recommendations for further research.

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Cain, G. (2015), "Support Staff and Indigenous Education", Working with Teaching Assistants and Other Support Staff for Inclusive Education (International Perspectives on Inclusive Education, Vol. 4), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 133-151. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-363620150000004006

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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