The importance of continual professional development opportunities being offered to educational assistants within the Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver Archdiocese in both elementary and high schools
The research thesis provides a brief history and background knowledge regarding the lack of clear roles and responsibilities for educational assistants within today’s British Columbian school system. Educational assistants within the Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver Archdiocese (CISVA) completed an online survey regarding their prior knowledge and training that relates to their current students. 43 educational assistants also comment on their own perspectives and needs regarding professional development opportunities within the CISVA. A mixed method approach was used which included qualitative and quantitative research questions which unsurprisingly showed that educational assistant within the CISVA would like more relevant professional development opportunities to be offered. Base on the study’s results, it is recommended that the CISVA and the public schools within British Columbia offer more professional development opportunities to their educational staff during school hours. It is also recommended that more schools hire certified educational assistants and have the certified educational assistants work with the students who have special needs. This is deemed important because of their background knowledge and prior training which directly affects the students learning success.
Identifier (Other)DOI: 10.25316/IR-4368
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Matheson, Stephanie R. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)Transitioning to high school from elementary school can be a challenging process for students. As students have become accustomed to a specific building, group of teachers and sets of routines and procedures, the new changes ...
How do recent graduates of secondary schools in India, now attending university programs in Vancouver Island University, perceive their preparedness to be competitive in a global context, in terms of their functional technological skill set; as examined across both urban and rural and public and private schools? Kaur, Amardeep (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019-04-09)The purpose of the study is to provide a deeper understanding of how young Indian students feel about their technological skills when they enter the global world. The study also aims to find out how competitive the ...
Energy audit : John Barsby Junior Secondary School, School District #68, Nanaimo, British Columbia Rosskam, Carol; Grey, Randy; Roddick, Doug (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1982)