ERIC Number: ED436869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
A Core Curriculum & Training Program To Prepare Paraeducators To Work in Center & Home Based Programs for Young Children with Disabilities from Birth to Age Five. Second Edition.
Pickett, Anna Lou; Semrau, Barbara; 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 center-based and home visitor programs for young children with disabilities from birth to age 5. The modules cover: (1) strengthening the instructional team, the roles of paraeducators working in inclusive environments for young children, and communication and problem solving; (2) human and legal rights of children with disabilities and their families; (3) principles of human development and factors that may impede typical human development; (4) the instructional process (individualized education and family services plans, assessment, data collection, goals and objectives, instructional interventions, and facilitating inclusion using developmentally appropriate activities); (5) working with families; (6) appreciating diversity; and (7) emergency, health, and safety procedures. The format for the instructional modules includes: instructional objectives, 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, Child Development Centers, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Family Involvement, Home Programs, Inclusive Schools, Infants, Mainstreaming, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Safety, Staff Role, Student Rights, Teaching Methods, Team Training, Toddlers, Training
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 366 142 for the first edition of this guide.