ERIC Number: ED163208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Project PEG, [Paraprofessional Training in Special Education]. Final Report.
Burlington County Coll., Pemberton, NJ.
The demand for paraprofessionals trained to work in the special education of the handicapped is rapidly increasing, especially due to the impact of Public Law 94-192 which requires that individualized educational programs be provided for handicapped children. To help meet this need, a model program called PEG is being developed in New Jersey. Its prime objective is the provision of a curriculum and program for the education of paraprofessional personnel in special education, and it emphasizes both the preservice study of the principles and practices of special education and the development of the competencies necessary in personal and professional skills. The program designed to be offered by a community college consists presently of four courses; two concentrate on the legal basis for the delivery of special education services and on familiarity with terminology, while the other two are intended to assist the student in self-study and skill development while on the job. Upon entry, participants are given a chart of the paraprofessional competencies which they are expected to achieve in the areas of orientation to the field, ethics, interpersonal relationships, learning atmosphere, selected skills, and descriptions of exceptional citizens. While these completed segments of the program are being field tested, it is hoped that the rest of the program will be developed. (ELG)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Ethics, Federal Legislation, Independent Study, Inservice Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Models, On the Job Training, Orientation, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Development, Skill Development, Special Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocabulary, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Burlington County Coll., Pemberton, NJ.
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