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Description - Supporting Language and Communication by Rosemary Sage

Anyone working with children knows about the current debate surrounding the need for development of effective communication skills. This book examines aspects of communication, and considers how a positive learning environment can nurture a good understanding of communication. Teaching Assistants will find this book helps them to acquire a portfolio of skills and strategies that they can call on to provide optimum support when working with children in a variety of situations. Contents include: " an exploration of current issues, such as the difference between home and school language; " how to communicate material and information effectively to pupils so that learning is optimised; " a consideration of the needs of particular groups of speakers; " what might be the consequences of poor communication skills, and how to address these difficulties. The content of the book relates to both Early Years and Primary, and there are case studies from a variety of settings. Anyone studying for a Foundation Degree, or working towards Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, will find this book meets their needs.Rosemary Sage is Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester, and is also the director of the Centre for Innovation in Research for Educational Achievement. She runs a variety of LEA course for teaching assistants around the country. She has published extensively, mostly with a focus on communication. Min Wilkie is Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Educational Studies for Teaching Assistants at the University of Leicester.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412912808
ISBN-10: 1412912806
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 170mm x mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rosemary Sage

Professor Rosemary Sage is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist, Psychologist and teacher with experience in health and education fields. For the past 20 years she has worked in higher education both in London and Leicester and was made Professor of Communication in Education at Liverpool Hope University in 2007. She is also long-standing Visiting Professor at the Women's University, Nara, Japan and has been Visiting Professor at the University of Havana. Rosemary was a Trustee for both the Association for Speech Impaired Children and the Independent Panel for Education Advice; President of Human Communication International; Education Advisor to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists; Member of the Research Committee of the British Stammering Association and a Member of Sir Michael Rutter's Advisory Committee on Language Research.