ERIC Number: ED221990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-8
Reference Count: N/A
Three Year Evaluation Summary for A Statewide Network for Special Education Paraprofessional Training.
Havlicek, Larry L.; Kelly, Phyllis
The document contains the 3-year evaluation summary for the Kansas Statewide Network for Special Education Paraprofessional Training. The program's purpose is fourfold: (1) to develop an increasing awareness of the professionalism of the paraprofessional in the total educational system; (2) to present an overview of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 regulations; (3) to discuss legal implications of the role of the special education paraprofessional; and (4) to provide an opportunity for special education paraprofessionals to attend miniworkshop sessions on a variety of special education topics. Findings for each of the three evaluation reports are presented in terms of project objectives. Among third year results are that workshops were well received; were effective in training paraprofessionals, teachers, and facilitators; and were viewed in a very positive way. Attachments to the third year report include a sample registration form, a conference agenda, and a table of paraprofessional training materials. The second year report also cites the success of the program, based on the process and performance objectives. A first year report makes up more than half the document and contains separate sections on process objectives (such as the development of a training package for facilitators based on paraprofessional training needs); performance objectives (such as demonstration by trained paraprofessionals of understanding the characteristics of the special education student); and formative evaluations of seven workshops. Appendixes to the third year report include agendas from regional workshops, a list of facilitators, paraprofessional newsletters, a sample copy of the Paraprofessional Rating Scale, and sample interview forms. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)