ERIC Number: ED403713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Assistance Guide for Community College Administrators and Program Coordinators.
Kent, Carol; And Others
This guide provides information and guidelines to community college personnel who are administering and coordinating programs designed to prepare paraprofessionals to work with individuals with developmental disabilities in community settings. The guide is specifically for individuals managing the "Paraprofessional Curriculum for Community Inclusion" program offered at Michigan community colleges. The guide describes the Community College Initiative developed by Wayne State University's Developmental Disabilities Institute, especially its features of systems change, student diversity, a values-based curriculum, academic skill development, and career path development. The guide outlines the importance of "person first" language, program needs assessment, community linkages, program certification, staffing, disability support, and job placement. A chapter on curriculum development focuses on the core curriculum which stresses seeing people first (not their disability), viewing historical perspectives, understanding individuals' special needs, the human service delivery system, rights and advocacy, field work, areas of specialization and employment, and transfer to four-year institutions. A chapter on program administration addresses staffing the program (hiring qualified faculty and supporting and retaining faculty), student recruitment, and other program issues. A list of products developed by the Community College Initiative is appended. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Developmental Disabilities Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan