ERIC Number: ED357515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
A Training Program To Prepare Teachers To Supervise and Work More Effectively with Paraprofessional Personnel. Revised.
Pickett, Anna Lou
This project was designed to develop instructional materials to prepare teachers of students with disabling conditions and other professional personnel to assume responsibilities as classroom managers and supervisors. The first two parts of the manual, for policy makers, administrators, and staff developers, contain: (1) information about the changing roles of teachers and paraprofessionals; (2) responsibilities of administrators for supporting and preparing teachers to assume these responsibilities; and (3) guidelines for using the materials to conduct training. Following sections contain the instructional modules, including trainer material, suggested activities, and a list of 21 references and resources. The instructional modules cover the topics of management and supervision; the teacher and paraprofessional as an instructional team; and the process of integrating the paraprofessional into the classroom through setting goals and objectives, directing and delegating, communication and team building, problem solving, evaluating and coaching, and planning for change. A performance/skills survey for teacher-managers is included, along with worksheets, problem-solving activities, case studies, and other handouts. (JDD)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Administrator Role, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Personnel Management, Staff Development, Staff Role, Supervision, Supervisory Training, Teacher Role, Teamwork, Training
City University of New York, CASE, National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals in Special Education and Related Services, 25 W. 43 St., Room. 620 N., New York, NY 10036 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Note: Developed by the National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals in Special Education. For an earlier edition, see ED 274 135. For a related document, see EC 302 058.