ERIC Number: ED418938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Guide for Effective Paraeducator Practices in Iowa.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
This guide describes the services necessary to support effective paraeducator services in accredited Iowa schools. A paraeducator is defined as an employee who works under the supervision of teachers or other licensed personnel who have the ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of education and related service programs. It is intended to help schools improve services to children and comply with rules and regulations. The guide targets local education agency personnel, parents, community colleges, colleges, and universities. The contents are: section 1, "Introduction"; section 2, "Rules and Regulations: What are the Federal and State Requirements Regarding Paraeducator Services?"; section 3, " Suggested Guidelines for Implementation of Effective Paraeducator Services in Educational Settings"; section 4, "Recommended Strategies: What Can Agencies Do To Improve Paraeducator Services in Educational Settings?" and section 5, "The IEP (Individualized Education Program): What are the Considerations for Implementing Paraprofessional Services in Special Education?" Seven appendixes include: Statements of Beliefs and Vision; Statutes and Rules Related to the Employment and Training of Paraprofessionals in Educational Settings; Paraeducator Project Stakeholders; Core Competencies for Paraeducators; Suggested Training Topics; Suggested Code of Ethics; and Examples of Duties for Paraeducator Positions. Three handouts are included: Paraeducator Fact Sheet; Suggested Checklist for Principals; and A Family Guide to Paraeducator Services. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.