ERIC Number: ED369732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Using Paraeducators Effectively in the Classroom. Fastback 358.
Pickett, Anna Lou; And Others
Paraprofessionals in education have become specialists, who are more accurately described as paraeducators. Paraeducators work alongside their professional colleagues and participate in the delivery of instruction and related services. This pamphlet provides information about strategies that can improve the deployment, supervision, and training of paraeducators. The pamphlet describes the role of district-level personnel, principals, and teachers in establishing paraeducator programs; clarifies the role of the paraeducator and the supervising teacher; provides a sample paraeducator job description; offers suggestions on daily supervision of the paraeducator; outlines important lesson plan components; provides a list of self-evaluation questions for the paraeducator; offers guidelines for training paraeducators through orientation, inservice training, and on-the-job training; and discusses evaluating paraeducator performance and evaluating teacher supervision of paraeducator performance. The pamphlet concludes with a list of five suggested readings. (JDD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Paraprofessional School Personnel, School Administration, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Staff Role, Supervision, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Role, Training Methods
Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($1 members, $1.25 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.