ERIC Number: ED229998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Utilization of Parents and Peers in Self-Contained Classrooms.
Teachers in self contained special education classes can learn to monitor and supervise parent and peer volunteers in the classroom. Teachers should remember the parents' background in teaching their children, realize the success demonstrated by nondegreed individuals, and understand the importance of scheduling and reinforcing the volunteers for their efforts. Teachers can increase their management skills by delineating the goals to parents and peers in clear, concise statements and then monitoring those goals (either directly or by instituting a self monitoring system). Preservice training on such topics as group and individual instruction, cueing and reinforcement, and data collection is also important. Scheduling could provide for understanding of roles, materials, and location of activities. Reinforcement is a vital part of any volunteer program, and requires the teacher to understand motivation and be aware of the volunteers' contributions.(CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).