Teaching Assistants In International Schools Book Is Reviewed In IS Magazine

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Posted 08/15/2014 12:59PM

Teaching Assistants in International Schools, a joint publication between COBIS, the University of Northampton and John Catt Educational, has received an excellent review in the summer edition of International School (IS) magazine. On page 72 of the magazine, which can be read online here, Mary Langford, an international school educator now working as an independent consultant with international schools and families, describes the book as "a welcome resource not only for senior leaders and teachers who have the important responsibility of managing TAs in their classrooms, but also for TAs themselves who wish to gain a better overall understanding of the professional considerations that affect their daily work."

Teaching Assistants in International Schools includes a collaborative collection of edited essays that offer support and guidance to those in this crucial role. The book features contributions from several COBIS schools and a foreword by COBIS CEO Colin Bell. A wealth of case studies from COBIS schools including the British School of Paris, Rainbow International School in Uganda and The British International School of New York provide valuable insights into the work of the Teaching Assistant in International schools. 

To order your copies, please visit the John Catt Educational website.

The summer edition of IS magazine also includes an article about COBIS Accredited Member school Halcyon London International School on pages 59-61. The school opened in September 2013 as an IB Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma Programme candidate school with 34 students in Grades 6 through 9. One year in, Founding Head Terry Hedger and Mary Langford write about the experience so far - both the challenges and the many rewards of this exciting venture.

On pages 67-69 of the magazine, Peter Elting from COBIS Supporting Member the International Teacher Education for Primary Schools (ITEPS), writes about how students from this new degree course have progressed in their first year. The course is a joint venture by teacher training colleges in the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway and is designed to meet the needs of the growing number of teachers who will be working in an international setting. For more information, please visit the ITEPS website

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