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ERIC Number: ED050898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 14
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The Training and Use of Paraprofessionals in the College Reading Program.
Ahrendt, Kenneth M.
Difficulties in staffing ever increasing numbers of college reading improvement programs makes this an area in which paraprofessionals can be of great value. One source of personnel for college reading programs, not strictly paraprofessional but called that for lack of a more explicit term, is graduate students in reading education. Training should include enrollment in a reading improvement course, brief practice teaching experiences, and familiarity with measurement instruments and with instructional materials. The paraprofessional should be able to assist students with most reading laboratory activities and should be able to assist instructors with diagnosis and individual program planning. Such a program as described was begun by the author and has been successful over a 3-year period, leading him to recommend similar programs in other places. A reading list for paraprofessionals and a bibliography are included. (MS)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Western College Reading Association, Los Angeles, Cal., Apr. 1-3, 1971