ERIC Number: ED248401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Identified Competencies for Special Education Educational Aides (Teacher Aides).
San Antonio Coll., TX.
This project was conducted to identify unique competencies required by special education aides (teacher aides) and other caregivers of young children with special needs. Through a literature review, six nationally or state published competency lists were found, along with other lists published by various community colleges. The lists were analyzed and collated to remove duplications. The list was then submitted to, and rated by, an advisory committee, using the Delphi technique. Following the input from the advisory committee, the competency list was put into the form of a questionnaire using a seven-point rating scale. This questionnaire was sent to a sample of 206 professional and paraprofessional public school special education personnel throughout Texas. When a majority (56 percent) of the initial questionnaires were returned, the responses of participants were added to the questionnaire and it was returned to the respondents for additional review. Those items which received the greatest consensus of approval were selected for inclusion in the final competency list produced by the project. (The competency list and questionnaires are included in this document.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: San Antonio Coll., TX.
Note: Prepared by the Child Development Department.