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ERIC Number: ED046643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Pages: 104
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Utilization of Paraprofessional Personnel in Intensive Remedial Reading.
Hammond School City, IN.
An ESEA/Title III program designed to expand services to remedial readers through the use of paraprofessional personnel is described. The greater part of the report explains the need for such a program, selection and training of paraprofessionals, materials, project implementation, parental involvement, and inservice training of the professional staff. In the preservice training of 24 paraprofessionals, attention was given to psychology in dealing with underachieving adolescents, rapport in professional relationships, ethics, audiovisual aids, motivational techniques, and practical experience. Certificated teachers made the professional decisions of disability diagnosis, material selection, and formulation of instructional objectives; paraprofessionals carried out the plans of the professionals. The remainder of the report deals with (1) subjective program evaluation through the use of questionnaires to program participants, principals, content-area teachers, and parents and (2) objective evaluation of 832 pupils in grades 6, 7, and 8, who received remedial instruction during the 3 years of the project, and 197 control pupils. The reading growth of children receiving instruction through paraprofessional services led to the conclusion that such a staff can make a significant contribution to the remedial instruction of middle-school pupils. Tables and appendixes are included. (DH)
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Authoring Institution: Hammond School City, IN.
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