ERIC Number: ED085952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Aide Handbook for Early Childhood Education for the Handicapped.
Mansfield State Coll., PA. Dept. of Special Education.
The handbook, prepared by teachers in a summer workshop, is to be used by teacher aides at the nursery through grade 3 levels as well as by administrators and teachers. Teacher aides are said to be the candy stripers of education who help teachers in ways such as supervising art and music activities and making home visits. Notes from the suggestion box are given to include using the best speaking voice; patterning printing after the model (included); and learning games, songs, or poems for occasions such as a rainy day. Offered are management suggestions such as keep all promises, use a lot of praise, and be a "kool-aide". Aides are advised to build the proper classroom atmosphere through practices such as checking lighting, asking teacher policy regarding a discipline problem, and placing a hand on a child's shoulder to calm him. Inservice education is said to involve meetings with faculty, teachers, and aides from other schools, and workshops. Terms used in special education are defined as are nine handicapping conditions such as trainable mentally retarded. Listed are skills to be developed in the curriculum areas of language, motor, self-help, number concept, creativity, and social development. Resources such as the curriculum guidebook and the school library are noted. Listed are approximately six sources (with addresses) of instructional materials and information on handicapping conditions. Covered are information on the Pennsylvania law pertaining to teacher aides; teacher approaches such as defining aides' duties, administrators' guidelines treating areas such as salary scale; and preservice/inservice training. A short checklist outlines recruiting procedures and desirable aide traits. (MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Special and Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Mansfield State Coll., PA. Dept. of Special Education.