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ERIC Number: ED179088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Pages: 175
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Paraprofessional in the ESL/Bilingual Program.
McIlhenny, Anne
This study examines the changing role of the paraprofessional as viewed from the vantage point of the English as a Second Language (ESL) Bilingual classroom. The difficulty in encountering material on the role of the paraprofessional has led to some confusion in the minds of teachers as to how these assistants in the classroom are to be utilized. Some teachers under-employ them, while others give them too much responsibility. Some use them for routine work in the classroom, such as washing boards, giving out books, cleaning cupboards; others feel uncomfortable with another adult in the classroom, and convey that discomfort to the paraprofessional. It would seem that more consultation, discussion, sharing of experiences by teachers and paraprofessionals might lead to a set of guidelines. This could give an indication of how a teacher and a paraprofessional together, through sharing, planning and frank discussion, can accomplish much to aid each other and to accomplish the goal of all education -- the child's learning. Such a set of guidelines is suggested in this paper. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: M.A. Thesis, Hunter College of the City University of New York ; Reproduced from best copy available