ERIC Number: ED037331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Role of the Para-Professional in the Reading Program.
Kay, Evelyn P.
School systems are continually initiating programs designed to upgrade classroom teaching. But how can the classroom teacher be succesfully flexible, ingenious, and creative in using the various methods devised when the number of students in the classrooms continues to grow? The teachers need help. The assistance of paraprofessionals to work as a team with the classroom teacher in the reading program is the best help says the author. The paraprofessionals would give teachers more time for creative activities and for self-improvement. Qualifications and training suggestions for such paraprofessionals are prescribed along with 28 functions that they should perform. Some of the benefits that the paraprofessionals have provided for children and for classroom teachers are enumerated, and references are included. (NH)
Descriptors: Class Size, Employment Qualifications, Job Analysis, Job Training, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Instruction, Teacher Aides, Teacher Shortage
"Position Papers in Reading: Reading in the Total School Curriculum," Louise F. Waynant, Ed., p. 95-106. University of Maryland, College of Education, College Park, Md. 20742
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Note: Paper presented at the Maryland Reading Institute, Silver Spring, Md., Oct. 2-4, 1968