ERIC Number: ED211211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Providing In-Service Training to Paraprofessionals Working with Handicapped Children - "It's Not in My Job Description".
Glen, Sally; McCoy, Youlonda
The competency-based training program of the Learning and Education for Exceptional Paraprofessionals (LEEP) project is described and the contents of five LEEP developed training modules are indicated. In addition, the term "paraprofessional" is defined, characteristics and duties of paraprofessionals are specified in terms of competencies, and orientation and support needs of paraprofessionals are pointed out. In conclusion, guidelines for training adult learners and for conducting training sessions are provided and characteristics of adult educators and adult learners are listed. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Inservice Education, Learning Modules, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Teacher Aides, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning and Education for Exceptional Paraprofessionals, Greensboro, NC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Detroit, MI, November 5-8, 1981). Filmed from best copy available. Not available in paper copy.