Teacher aides - who benefits most, teacher or student?
Has a rise in the number of teacher aides in classrooms around the country been matched by a rise in achievement among those students? A startling UK study suggests that teacher aides can have the opposite effect. The Education Ministry here is issuing guidelines to schools on how to get the best out assistant teachers - and by the end of the year says it will have a system in place to measure student achievement. Professor Peter Blatchford, from the Institute of Education, University College London and Brian Coffey, Group Manager for Special Education, for the Ministry of Education.