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ERIC Number: ED058005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Pages: 21
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The Use of Teacher Aides in Reading Instruction.
Harrison, Raymond H.
The conclusions of various studies on the use of paraprofessionals or teacher aides are presented. Although the studies produced little statistical data, logs and reports of numerous teachers and paraprofessionals were used as the basis for this paper. It is suggested that the role of the paraprofessional ultimately depends on his own background and experience, but that the specificity of teaching objectives of the principle teacher can help define the paraprofessional's role. That role can vary from assuming tasks which free the teacher to work directly with the students to working with the students himself. Specific areas and specific tasks within those areas in which the paraprofessional can work in teaching reading are suggested. These areas include helping develop the ability to sound out words, teaching listening skills, and helping improve reading speed by using games, drills, supervision of study, talking to the students about reading, and numerous other activities. The author predicts that the role of the paraprofessional will expand and change in the future. (AL)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the California Reading Association, San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 1971