ERIC Number: ED148089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Task Analysis for Paraprofessionals Working with Severely/Profoundly Handicapped Children and in "Mainstream" Classrooms and Career Ladders and Lattices for Paraprofessionals in Special Education.
Dory, Frances J.; Pickett, Anna Lou
In response to P.L. 94-142 (Education for All Handicapped Children Act), the paper provides a suggested system for developing job descriptions and career ladders and lattices for paraprofessionals working with the handicapped with particular emphasis for those working with the severely/profoundly handicapped and in mainstreaming programs. Explained in initial sections are the mandates of P.L. 94-142; the process of task analysis; and the duties and qualifications of instructors, instructional aides, and day care training program assistants. Sample task analysis charts for paraprofessionals working with severely/profoundly handicapped children and paraprofessionals working in mainstream classrooms include information (such as conditions, criteria, and primary skills) relating to activities which include gross motor development and self care. A sample career ladder outlines job descriptions for positions from Special Education Assistant to Special Education Teacher. A final section includes a career ladder design which illustrates a broad range of employment, training, and mobility opportunities. (SBH)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicapped Children, Job Analysis, Mainstreaming, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Severe Disabilities, Task Analysis, Teacher Qualifications
The New Careers Training Laboratory, Center for Advanced Study in Education, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, 184 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10010
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Note: For related information, see EC 103 551-554