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ERIC Number: ED325233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
A Training Program for Paraprofessionals: Classroom Management Skills.
Strachan, Pamela
An experienced kindergarten teacher implemented a 10-week practicum intervention designed to improve the classroom management skills of 9 kindergarten teacher aides. In-service training for participants included planned workshops, observations, team activities, coaching, and evaluation. Each participant concentrated on a specific skill or area of classroom management. Observations were conducted for the purpose of identifying classroom management skills in need of improvement. Participants worked in teams and participated in observational learning activities. Practicum evaluation data indicated that aides increased in knowledge of behavior management skills and were able to apply their knowledge in their classrooms. It was concluded that the training program for paraprofessionals improved their effectiveness in the classroom and that future paraprofessional training programs were warranted. Related materials including pre/post tests and results, observation form and results, and teacher and paraprofessional surveys and results are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.