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Improving literacy through teaching assistants

Sandra  McNally,  Jenifer  Ruiz-Valenzuela,  November 2018
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Keywords: literacy; ict; teaching assistants

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Abstract:

Teaching assistants are employed in most primary schools in England, but until now, little has been known about what contribution they make to educational outcomes. Sandra McNally and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela assess the impact of a carefully designed programme of small group tuition for five-year-olds that enables teaching assistants to be used more effectively to improve literacy.


CentrePiece 23 (3) Autumn2018 pages: 6-8

This article summarises ‘Teaching Assistants, Computers and Classroom Management: Evidence from a Randomised Control Trial’ by Helen Johnson, Sandra McNally, Heather Rolfe, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela, Robert Savage, Janet Vousden and Clare Wood, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1562, August 2018.