ERIC Number: ED332471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Resource Guide for the Development of Policies and Practices in the Use of Paraprofessionals in Special Education. Project ASSIST.
Vasa, Stanley F.; And Others
This guide was developed for the purpose of providing Nebraska's educational agencies with documentation and a rationale for effectively utilizing paraprofessionals in special education. The guide provides examples of school policies which meet the intent of Nebraska law and may be utilized to improve the productivity and effectiveness of paraprofessional programs. The guide is organized into four major areas of concern: recruitment, selection, and hiring of paraprofessionals; policies for the appropriate utilization of paraprofessionals; training programs for both paraprofessionals and teachers; and policies concerning the supervision and evaluation of paraprofessionals. Appendices accompanying each of the four sections make up the bulk of the document and include such items as sample applications, interview questions, contracts, a list of special education paraprofessional roles and responsibilities, a training planning guide, a needs assessment, an observation checklist, and self-evaluation forms. (Includes eight references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Special Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Special Education and Communication Disorders.
Note: Product of Project ASSIST.