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ERIC Number: ED392786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 39
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Training Programs for Paraeducators in the United States: A Review of the Literature.
Morgan, Jill; And Others
Thirty training programs for paraeducators in the United States were identified through a literature search and from information gathered at national conferences. A comparison of program purposes and content revealed that, while motivation for program development may be similar among program developers, there is little apparent consensus on content. From a list of almost 40 training topics identified, topics which occurred most often were "behavior management" and "monitoring, assessment, and evaluation." Research and position papers relating to this topic were also identified. Research items consisted largely of surveys of education personnel regarding suitable topics for paraeducator training. "Behavior" management and "assessment" were again among the most frequently occurring topics, reflecting the changing roles and titles of paraprofessional personnel in education. Reasons for these findings are discussed and suggestions made for future research on this topic. It was also noted that less than 50 percent of states were represented by training programs, research, and/or position papers. (Contains 66 references.) (Author/ND)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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