Teachers working with ESOL paraprofessionals in a secondary context: Examining supervision
TATE Volume 36, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Internationally paraprofessionals are increasingly employed as one option of providing support for English language learners (ELLs) in schools. Consequently more teachers are working with paraprofessionals and becoming responsible for their supervision. This article examines the supervision of eight paraprofessionals working in secondary schools in New Zealand. To maximise learning benefits for ELLs, we argue that robust systems of supervision are required for ESOL paraprofessionals. While this study is located in New Zealand we believe it illuminates issues that are of international interest in education systems that are struggling to stay abreast of and adequately cater for ethnic and linguistic diversity.
Stacey, K., Harvey, S. & Richards, H. (2013). Teachers working with ESOL paraprofessionals in a secondary context: Examining supervision. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 36(1), 55-67. Elsevier Ltd.
- Classroom assistants
- English as an Additional Language
- English for Speakers of Other Languages
- English Language Learner
- English Language Learners
- First language
- Head of department
- Overhead projector
- Teacher Aides
- Teaching English in Schools to Speakers of Other Languages
- Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages