ERIC Number: ED191193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Responsibilities and Training Needs of Paraprofessionals: A Survey of Those Who Work with Young Handicapped Children.
A survey of 111 Texas teachers and aides was undertaken to identify the responsibilities and training needs of paraprofessionals working with handicapped children in public schools and in child care centers. Among findings were that teachers and aides in public schools differed in their responses more often than teachers and aides in day care settings and that public school teachers were uniquely different in their responses from the other three groups in that they rated activities as less often the responsibility of the aide. Aides were perceived as having more responsibility in day care settings than in public school classrooms. Over 75% of the teachers (all of whom had special education degrees) responded that both they and their aides were in need of additional training. The survey instrument is appended. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.