ERIC Number: ED366141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
A Core Curriculum & Training Program To Prepare Paraeducators To Work in Inclusive Classrooms Serving School Age Students with Disabilities.
Pickett, Anna Lou; And Others
These instructional materials are designed to improve the performance of paraeducators working with school-age students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms. The modules cover: (1) roles of paraeducators working in inclusive classrooms; (2) communication and team-building skills; (3) human and legal rights of children and youth with disabilities and their families; (4) human development; (5) the instructional process (individualized education plans, assessment, data collection, goals and objectives, instructional interventions, strategies for tutoring and reinforcing lessons, teaching reading, teaching arithmetic and mathematics, and teaching language arts); (6) appreciating diversity; and (7) emergency, health, and safety procedures. The format for the instructional modules includes: instructional objectives, equipment and resources required, suggested training activities and exercises, background information for the trainer, and handouts and transparencies. Training procedures involve small group discussions, brainstorming, problem solving, case studies, and role plays. (References accompany each module.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Child Development, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Mainstreaming, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Safety, Secondary School Students, Staff Role, Student Rights, Teaching Methods, Team Training, Training
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; 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.