ERIC Number: ED312830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-7
Supervision Strategies for Special Educators in Working with Instructional Paraprofessionals.
Vasa, Stanley F.; And Others
Suggestions are presented to help special education teachers develop effective techniques for supervising paraprofessionals. Practices which can be used to make the supervision process more systematic and effective include: orientation to the classroom, and gradual introduction of duties; paraprofessional skill development; use of detailed lesson plans; scheduling of paraprofessional activities; use of weekly planning conferences; and evaluation of the paraprofessional's contribution to the learning environment. The document includes a sample job description for a paraprofessional, an annual training plan, a skill monitoring checklist, a sample teacher/paraprofessional conference documentation guide, two paraprofessional evaluation forms (one to be completed by the teacher and one by the paraprofessional), and a list of suggested readings. (PB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Special Education and Communication Disorders.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 7, 1989). Developed by Project TAP: A Teacher Assistance Program in the utilization, training, and supervision of paraprofessionals in special education programs.