Dr Rob Webster is an Associate Professor at UCL Institute of Education, London, UK. He was part of the research team that conducted the world’s largest study of TAs: the ground-breaking Deployment and Impact of Support Staff project. Rob writes extensively on the role of teaching assistants, and recently co-edited the first collection of international writing. He also created the award-winning Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants programme for schools. Prior to research, Rob worked as a teaching assistant in mainstream and special schools.
Written by Rob Webster
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 May 2021
“Addressing the international data gap on teaching assistants”
The international data tell us about almost nothing about education paraprofessionals, known as teaching assistants or teacher aides (TAs). As we approach International Education Support Personnel (ESP) day, UK academic, Rob Webster, considers how the drive to successfully including children with special educational needs in mainstream schools may depend on...“Addressing the international data gap on teaching assistants”