ERIC Number: ED366140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Core Curriculum & Training Program To Prepare Paraeducators To Work in Transitional Services and Supported Employment Programs.
Pickett, Anna Lou; And Others
These instructional materials are designed to improve the performance of paraeducators working in transitional services and supported employment for teenagers and young adults with disabilities. The competency-based program helps participants to learn skills they can apply immediately, to accept new practices, and to increase their understanding of education issues. The modules cover: (1) roles of paraeducators working in transitional and vocational services; (2) communication and team-building skills; (3) human and legal rights of children and youth with disabilities and their families; (4) human development; (5) the instructional process (individualized education and transition plans, assessment, data collection, goals and objectives, and instructional interventions); (6) working with families; (7) appreciating diversity; and (8) emergency, health, and safety procedures. The format for the instructional modules includes: instructional objectives, equipment and resources required, suggested training activities and exercises, background information for the trainer, and handouts and transparencies. Training procedures involve small group discussions, brainstorming, problem solving, case studies, and role plays. (References accompany each module.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Child Development, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Disabilities, Family Involvement, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Safety, Secondary Education, Staff Role, Student Rights, Supported Employment, Teaching Methods, Team Training, Training, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Identifiers: Diversity (Student)
Note: For related documents, see EC 302 735-736.