ERIC Number: ED436868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
A Core Curriculum & Training Program To Prepare Paraeducators To Work in Inclusive Classrooms Serving School Age Students with Disabilities. Second Edition.
Pickett, Anna Lou; Faison, Karen; Formanek, John
These instructional materials are designed to provide personnel developers and trainers with resources that can be used to improve the performance of paraeducators working in inclusive classrooms servicing school age students with disabilities. The competency-based program helps participants to learn skills they can apply immediately, to accept new practices, and to increase their understanding of education issues. The modules cover: (1) strengthening the teacher and paraeducator team, paraeducator roles and responsibilities, communication and problem solving; (2) human and legal rights of children and youth with disabilities and their families; (3) principles of human development and factors that may impede typical human development; (4) the instructional process (individualized education programs, assessment, data collection, goals and objectives, instructional interventions, strategies for one to one instruction and reinforcing lessons, approaches to teaching reading, arithmetic and mathematics, language arts, and computer literacy); (5) appreciating diversity; and (6) emergency, health, and safety procedures. The format for the instructional modules includes: instructional objectives, time required, equipment and resources required, suggested training activities and exercises, background information for the trainer, and handouts and transparencies. Training procedures involve small group discussions, brainstorming, problem solving, case studies, and role plays. (References accompany each module.) (CR)
Descriptors: Child Development, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Interprofessional Relationship, Literacy, Mathematics Instruction, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Reading Instruction, Safety, Staff Role, Student Rights, Teaching Methods, Team Training, Training, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Note: See ED 366 141 for the first edition of this guide.