ERIC Number: ED316959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Program of Technical Assistance To Prepare Administrators and Staff Developers To Improve the Performance and Training of Paraprofessionals. Final Performance Report.
City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
The project sought to develop guidelines and materials to more fully integrate paraprofessional personnel into special education programs administered by public schools and other provider agencies, and to improve the performance and productivity of paraprofessionals working in elementary and secondary level special education programs. Overall goals of the project included collecting and assessing information on best practices in the field, developing and pilot testing a technical assistance manual and users guide for administrative personnel, developing and pilot testing a series of competency-based instructional modules designed to meet the identified training needs of paraprofessionals, and sharing and disseminating the products developed by the project. This final report contains a project overview, summary of project activities by year, and project results and recommendations. Appendices, which make up the bulk of the document, include survey instruments, checklists to assess the useability of materials, instructional objectives for administrators, paraprofessional competencies, evaluation instruments, and announcements of the availability of project-related materials. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
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 Human Services.