ERIC Number: ED297517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
A Training Program for Paraprofessionals Working in Special Education and Related Services.
City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
A competency-based instructional program was developed to improve the training and performance of paraprofessionals working in education programs for special needs students. The content is designed to meet the training needs of entry-level instructional paraprofessionals serving in public school programs. The content is presented in five modules, with the following titles: "Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities of Paraprofessionals", "Understanding the Student with Special Needs,""Understanding the Rights of Students with Special Needs,""Understanding the Instructional Process," and "Understanding Emergency, Health and Safety Procedures." Each of the modules follows the same format and includes: competencies, an overview of the unit, instructional objectives, training time, a list of materials and equipment, pre-session procedures, several learning activities, content material for the trainer, and a bibliography. A brief section on training procedures and instructional strategies is included. Over half of the report is a compilation of the transparencies and class handouts used in the five modules. (JDD)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Employee Responsibility, First Aid, Instructional Materials, Learning Processes, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Safety Education, Special Education, Staff Role, Student Rights, Teaching Methods, Training
National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals in Special Education and Related Services, Center for Advanced Study in Education, The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, 33 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Note: Prepared by the National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals in Special Education and Related Services.