• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book is a course text for teaching assistants. It aims to help students make the transition into undergraduate level study. It is also a teaching and learning resource for students and tutors on undergraduate programs.

Issues of Professionalism
Issues of professionalism

Chapter 11: Finding a place in the professional landscape

In this chapter you will look at the concept of professionalism as it applies in schools and examine how our current conception of the teaching assistant has emerged, looking at key themes that have influenced this. You will then consider some of the possibilities for growth and challenges to the identity of this expanding professional workforce in relation to teachers. Throughout the chapter you are encouraged to evaluate your own position in relation to such issues, and to construct a sense of your own professional expectations.

Chapter 12: Moving on

Ways in which you may wish to develop your career, whether as a higher-level teaching assistant or as a teacher, are examined in ...

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