ERIC Number: ED089516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-15
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Engineered Adjustment Classroom: The Instructional Assistant Aide.
Described is the role of the teacher aide in the Papillion (Nebraska) Title III elementary level "engineered classroom" program which stresses accomplishment of academic goals by emotionally disturbed students. Noted is the aides' goal of carrying out students' prescriptions provided by the teacher and psychologist. Described are the aides' duties such as listening to children read, the classroom schedule, aide recruitment based on criteria stressing empathy, the 2-week comprehensive inservice program, and evaluation. An evaluation form is included. The aide is said to rate each child's behaviors during each daily instructional period on a rating scale (included) and to use the following intervention procedures: the academic assignment, movement of the child in the classroom, changes in writing media, nonacademic assignments, and temporary removal from the classroom. Appendixes include the following components: suggestions for classroom reinforcement such as listed praising words and phrases, math game prescriptions such as playing store, reading game prescriptions such as making words from "Thanksgiving", science prescriptions such as investigating temperature control in a spacecraft, art prescriptions such as making a leaf print, and communication prescriptions such as calling authorities in time of need. (MC)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Papillion Public Schools, NE.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III