Special Education: Forward Trends 1977; 4(1):27-31
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C.M. Hulbert, F. Wolstenholme and I. Kolvin, "A teacher-aide programme in action", Special Education: Forward Trends, Volume 4, No. 1, pp. 27-31, (National Council for Special Education, 1977).
In the December issue (Wolstenholme et al., 1976a) we have discussed the theoretical basis for introducing non-professionals into ordinary schools to work with disadvantaged or emotionally vulnerable children. In this article we shall describe the teacher-aide programme recently piloted in six schools in Newcastle upon Tyne. The teacher-aides were attached to the schools from January 1974 until July 1975. In order to determine the long term effects of the programme, pupils are being followed up until the spring of this year and these assessments will provide the basis for an evaluatory account to be presented within the next year.