ERIC Number: ED391279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Role Clarification: Strategies To Strengthen the Instructional Team.
Mueller, Patricia H.
This collection of materials provides guidance on the specific roles of teachers and paraprofessionals on instructional teams serving students with disabilities. Individual materials include lists, checklists, questionnaires, and forms addressing: a definition of "paraeducators"; roles of teachers; duties performed by instructional paraeducators; professional and ethical responsibilities of all paraeducators; basic strategies for clear communication between teachers and paraeducators; what paraeducators need to know about teachers; acceptable and unacceptable duties and responsibilities of the paraprofessional; an activity to help teachers and paraeducators sort out their individual roles; the teacher's work style; the paraprofessional's work style; a planning form for a paraeducator job description; a sample paraeducator job description; a sample instructional assistant job description; a sample agenda for weekly staff meetings; strategies for scheduling conference time; principles of giving and taking supervision; a sample observation checklist; strategies for scheduling observation time; on-the-job training planning guide; paraeducator training needs; tips for teachers and paraeducators who work as a team; a philosophy for the utilization, training, and supervision of paraprofessionals in education; ethical considerations for paraeducators; and factors contributing to burnout among paraeducators. Contains a short list of resources and additional authors and the address of The National Paraprofessional Organization. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (San Francisco, CA, November 30-December 2, 1995).