Supporting Education: The Teaching Assistant's Handbook,
2nd Edition

Karen Kearns

ISBN-13: 9780170364379 | ISBN-10: 0170364372

Copyright 2016

| Published 2016

| 592 pages

List Price USD $67.50


The new edition of Supporting Education, 2e is the perfect handbook for anyone who works with qualified teachers in a role supporting the education and development of school children. Supporting Education, 2e is written to support CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support qualification, from the streamlined CHC Community Services Training Package. It provides teaching assistants with an overview of child development and how children learn, as well an introduction to the key learning areas for primary school students. The text also links to new online support resources and information to help with teaching and class prep time. Engage students with key pedagogical elements throughout the text, including: • Case studies • Links to ACARA • In Practice boxes for tips, hints and tricks • Links to practical examples • Key terms Links to a wide range of online resources are included as well as strategies for working with students and teachers.

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Meet the Authors

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Karen Kearns Grad. Dip. Ed (Spec. Ed.), B Ed. (ECE), M Ed (ECE) has worked in teaching, consultancy, advocacy and legislative compliance, and lecturing at the University of Newcastle. She is CEO of International Child Care College (ICCC), which delivers vocational education and training in Early Childhood Education and Care, face-to-face and online.

  • NEW text features throughout to highlight important content and encourage reflection – the NEW ACARA box highlights relevant links to Australian Curriculum (ACARA) material in Supporting Education.
  • NEW Scenarios - Brief scenarios demonstrate how theory is applied in real life, in the school environment. These scenarios are given as examples of material that has just been discussed in the text.
  • NEW Case Study - This multiple page feature follows one specific child through an extended in-chapter case.
  • NEW Key terms in bold - Highlights key terms in the text that students will need to know (these terms are also defined in the end-of-book glossary).
  • NEW In Practice box - ‘In practice’ boxes give tips to educators/teaching assistants for facilitating activities/experiences in the early childhood setting/classroom.
  • Consider This box restyling some of the random scenario boxes.
  • In Practice boxes link up with Scenarios to reinforce best practice.
  • The Whole Child full page feature addresses the whole child with regard to key developmental milestones for children at various ages/stages .

Table of Contents

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1. Working in a School
2. Health and Safety
3. Child Protection
4. Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development 1
5. Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development 2
6. Supporting Diversity
7. Supporting Learning
8. Support Students with Additional Needs
9. Supporting Behaviour
10. Supporting Language and Communication
11. Supporting Reading
12. Supporting Numeracy
13. Supporting English Language

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Solutions Manual for Kearns Supporting Education

A wealth of content to help set up and administer your subject. Created by senior academics teaching in this area, the Instructor Manual reinforces key points from the textbook, with discussion points and tips, learning objectives, chapter outlines, key points, teaching tips and materials, ideas on how to use online teaching resources and solutions to all questions and problems from the text.

PowerPoint Slides for Kearns Supporting Education

Slides focus on the main concepts covered in each chapter. Created by specialists in this area, every key point in the textbook is examined. Picture, graphs and videos are included where appropriate. Edit and amend to suit your own requirements.

Student Companion Website for Kearns Supporting Education

Question bank helps you to create, customise and deliver tests in minutes for both print and online applications.

Artwork from Kearns Supporting Education

Digital files of graphs, tables, pictures and flow charts from the text that can be used in a variety of media. Add them into your lectures, use in student handouts and include in your LMS.

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Supporting Education: The Teaching Assistant's Handbook

  • ISBN-10: 0170364372
  • ISBN-13: 9780170364379

Price USD$ 67.50


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