ERIC Number: ED190810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Paraprofessional Training in Special Education, 1978-79. Final Report.
Burlington Community Coll., Pemberton, NJ.
General objectives for the PEG Program at Burlington County College, New Jersey, were to develop a model curriculum for paraprofessionals in noncategorical special education and to present and disseminate the curriculum and materials. Designed to be offered by a community college, the program was to consist of four courses--two concentrating on the legal basis for the delivery of special education services and on familiarity with terminology and two assisting the student in self-study and skill development while on the job. From the format established in the earlier FY '78 project (see Note), the third and fourth courses were developed to complete the PEG Program curriculum. Preliminary field testing of the first and second courses prepared during the FY '78 project was carried out through three field test conferences. Additional field testing of the entire curriculum package was carried out through the teaching process. (A lengthy appendix contains the field report. It reports the expert field testing at a series of interaction conferences, including one at which participants completed a checklist of paraprofessional competencies and another conference at which participants evaluated the training PEG offered toward each competency. The forms are provided. A second appendix is a program informational brochure.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Burlington Community Coll., Pemberton, NJ.