Supporting Education,
4th Edition

Karen Kearns

ISBN-13: 9780170458658
Copyright 2023 | Published
688 pages | List Price: USD $68.00

Supporting Education is the handbook for anyone who works with qualified teachers in a role supporting the education and development of school children. Supporting Education, 4e is designed for the Certificate III in School Based Education Support CHC30221 and Certificate IV in School Based Education Support CHC40221 qualifications. It provides education support workers with an overview of child development and how children learn, as well an introduction to the key learning areas. Included instructor resources comprise solutions manual, intermediate mapping grid and ‘Go further’ exercises. Instructor Resource Packs include Test Bank, premium PowerPoints, case databases, activity sheets and instructor’s handbook.


Part A: Working in a school environment
1. The role of the education support worker
2. Working in a legislative environment
3. Working with diverse people
4. Health and safety
5. Student health, safety and wellbeing
6. Child protection

Part B: Support learning and development
7. Introduction to child and adolescent development
8. Physical growth, development and learning
9. Social and emotional development and learning
10. Cognitive and language development and learning
11. Theory to practice
12. Reporting and assessment

PART C: Literacy and numeracy
13. Introduction to becoming literate
14. Oral language and writing
15. Reading
16. Support numeracy development
17. Supporting students with additional needs and disabilities
18. Supporting behaviour
19. Support students with English as an additional language

20. Search and access online information and resources

  • Karen Kearns

    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 chapter on resources

  • NEW instructor support material aligned to competencies: PowerPoints, cases

  • NEW competency-based activity sheets

  • NEW images and examples of secondary school classroom settings

  • Heading levels more clearly aligned with competency descriptors so that students and trainers have oversight of coverage of the qualification

  • The author has taken a commonsense approach to competency coverage, and has sometimes addressed more than one unit in a chapter, which reduces repetition; chapters are all mapped

  • Teacher support material is mapped, and additional learning material is provided with cases, Powerpoint and activity sheets to assist lesson planning and student engagement with the course

  • The text assists students to extend learning by identifying 'Go further' content throughout, accessed via the Instructor Resource Pack or online

  • Instructor Resource Pack: premium resources that provide additional instructor support are available for this text, including Test Bank, PowerPoints, artwork from the text and instructors handbook. These resources save you time and are a convenient way to add more depth to your classes, covering additional content and with an exclusive selection of engaging features aligned with the text. The Instructor Resource Pack is included for institutional adoptions of this text when certain conditions are met. The pack is available to purchase for course-level adoptions of the text or as a standalone resource. Contact your Cengage learning consultant for more information.

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.

Supporting Education Instructor Companion Website

Supporting Education Instructor Handbook

Supporting Education Instructor Solutions Manual

Supporting Education Instructor's Resource Pack

Supporting Education Intermediate Mapping Grid

Supporting Education PowerPoint Slides

Supporting Education Test Bank