ERIC Number: ED112591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Paraprofessionals in Special Education: Update Report.
The report on paraprofessionals in special education focuses on updating information on utilization and training and recommendations for future directions. Reported in the literature review (1973-75) is a continuing trend toward favorable reception and positive use of paraprofessionals in special education. From questionnaires (a sample is provided in Appendix A) mailed to directors of 12 community colleges involved in training paraprofessionals in programs for handicapped children, findings are reported in terms of types of programs; number of paraprofessionals being trained, graduated, and employed; and program highlights and changes. Workshops and conventions are seen to demonstrate that the paraprofessional is a successful part of the delivery of instruction to handicapped children. Also summarized are three critical areas which are needed in the training and utilization of paraprofessionals: organized dissemination of materials, management and training skills for professionals to work with paraprofessionals, and closer examination into training models for paraprofessionals to work with severely handicapped children. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Queens Coll. New Careers Training Lab.