Teacher aides and their pedagogical contributions in the underachieving Indigenous mathematics classroom
Kidman, Gillian, Cooper, Thomas, & Sandhu, Satwant (2012) Teacher aides and their pedagogical contributions in the underachieving Indigenous mathematics classroom. In Proceedings of 2nd International STEM in Education Conference, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
This study examines the pedagogical contributions made by teacher aides in underperforming Indigenous mathematics secondary classrooms. Three teaching teams, each consisting of a teacher and their teacher aide, responded to semi-structured interviews. Their mathematics classrooms were observed for details of pedagogical contributions to the mathematics lessons. It was found that the pedagogical contributions of the teacher aides varied from co-teaching contributions, to the provision of menial support and behaviour management. The techniques used by the teacher aides to provide student feedback, to support behaviour management and to undertake questioning vary greatly, and this variance is also evident in the classroom atmosphere. Teacher aides are providing pedagogical contributions, and are engaged in instructional interactions, and are in a sense “teaching”.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Teacher aide, pedagogical contributions, Indigenous classrooms, mathematics, secondary school|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 please consult the authors|
|Deposited On:||03 Jan 2013 05:21|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 12:29|
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