ERIC Number: ED413317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Roles for Education Paraprofessionals in Effective Schools: An Idea Book.
Leighton, Mary S.; O'Brien, Eileen; Walking Eagle, Karen; Weiner, Lisa; Wimberly, George; Youngs, Peter
Educational paraprofessionals can provide strong, multidimensional support for students' academic success. The first part of this book presents information on roles for education paraprofessionals in effective schools, focusing on the history of paraprofessionals as multifaceted members of the schools staff, the work of paraprofessionals, how to assess whether paraprofessionals can help, and elements of good paraprofessional practice. The second part offers an overview of 15 effective programs nationwide that employ paraprofessionals. The programs include: early childhood education, Title I instruction, Head Start, parent participation, school employee effectiveness training, site-based management, career development, and bilingual pupil services. The third part of the book profiles the 15 effective programs in detail. The three appendixes present listings of paraprofessional job titles and descriptions, profile sites and contacts, and information on Federal student aid programs. (Contains 25 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Support Staff
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.