ERIC Number: ED357516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
The Employment and Training of Paraprofessional Personnel: A Technical Assistance Manual for Administrators and Staff Developers.
Pickett, Anna Lou
This technical assistance manual provides information for assessing the impact of increased employment of paraprofessionals on all special educational and personnel practices, facilitating the integration of paraprofessionals into various classroom settings and staffing patterns, and improving the performance and productivity of paraprofessionals through comprehensive standardized systems of career development. Parts I and II provide background information on the changing responsibilities of teachers, other support personnel, and paraprofessionals; reasons for the increased utilization of paraprofessionals in roles that are becoming more sophisticated and challenging; and suggestions for structuring personnel practices and training programs to improve the performance and management of paraprofessionals. Extensive appendices include: (1) competencies for instructional paraprofessionals; (2) an outline of a model core curriculum designed specifically for paraprofessionals employed by public schools; (3) a format for developing functional job descriptions along with an example of a model career ladder for paraprofessionals; (4) samples of performance review instruments; (5) a description of the roles and responsibilities of policy makers and administrators at the state, district, and building level; and (6) a discussion of management skills required by teachers to supervise and work more effectively with paraprofessionals. (Contains 10 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Career Development, Curriculum, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Models, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Personnel Management, Staff Development, Supervision, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teaching Skills, Technical Assistance
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 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; 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: Developed by the National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals in Special Education and Related Services. For a related document, see EC 302 057.