You can use the course glossary to help with any unfamiliar terminology.
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Paraprofessional or ‘para’ teachers
See contract teachers.
Performance review or appraisal
Classroom teaching practice during initial teacher education to allow student teachers to acquire beginning teaching competencies, apply theory to practice and prepare them for the realities of teaching.
See initial teacher education/training.
A fixed-duration trial period to evaluate the progress and skills of a new employee before they enter full-time permanent employment.
Pupil-teacher ratio (PTR)
The number of pupils enrolled in school divided by the number of school teachers; the number of pupils per teacher (or average class size). PTRs are calculated by level of education (PTR primary or PTR secondary).