ERIC Number: ED246627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Guide for Effective Utilization of Paraprofessionals in Special Education.
Vasa, Stanley F.; And Others
The paper provides guidelines for establishing and operating teacher aide programs in special education. Chapter I considers legal aspects of using paraprofessionals with emphasis on the stance of the Nebraska Professional Practices Commission. A second chapter outlines the roles and duties of teachers and aides, offers sample job descriptions for teacher aides, and describes guidelines for effective team relationships. A final chapter discusses the special education paraprofessional program in terms of administration, training, supervision, and evaluation of personnel. It is concluded that paraprofessionals play an important role by providing an opportunity for differentiated staffing and thereby enabling more productive and efficient use of professionals. Appended are evaluation instruments and check lists and sample records keeping forms. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Special Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).