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Valuable assets : a general formal investigation into the role and status of classroom assistants in Scotland's primary school

Nickson, Dennis and Warhurst, Chris and Gilbert, Kay and Calder, Isobel (2006) Valuable assets : a general formal investigation into the role and status of classroom assistants in Scotland's primary school. [Report]

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Abstract

Based on the earlier pilot research conducted by SCER, the EOC instigated a General Formal Investigation (GFI) of the role and status of classroom assistants in Scotland's primary schools. As part of the GFI, SCER was commissioned to conduct a national survey of classroom assistants, teachers and head teachers. Primary data was generated from a Scotland-wide, large scale survey sent to over 1000 primary schools. Interviews were also conducted with Directors of Education and the Scottish Executive Education Department.