ERIC Number: ED209883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
The Employment of Paraprofessionals in Special Education.
Humm, Andrew J.; Pickett, Anna Lou
Three issues (job descriptions, salary schedules, and credentials) in the employment of paraprofessionals in special education and other educational programs for the handicapped are examined in the report. A sampling of a variety of paraprofessional job descriptions leads to the strong recommendation that detailed job descriptions be provided paraprofessionals. Sample job descriptions and seven guidelines for their development are given. A review of salary schedules indicates a wide range with increases tied to seniority, education, and competencies. Eight questions to consider when developing a salary schedule are offered. Issues of certification considered include the difficulty of developing a model certification standard. Approaches to certification of paraprofessionals implemented by Louisiana, Texas, Kansas, and Vermont are described. Fifteen issues (such as the choice between state or local standards) are identified as important in the decision making process. Sample certification standards of Kanses, Wisconsin, Vermont, and Louisiana are appended. (DB)
Descriptors: Certification, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Occupational Information, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Salaries, Special Education
Center for Advanced Study in Education, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, 33 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
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