ERIC Number: ED436871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
A Core Curriculum & Training Program To Prepare Paraeducators To Work in Transitional Services and Supported Employment Programs. Second Edition.
Pickett, Anna Lou; Faison, Karen; Formanek, John; Woods, James
These instructional materials are designed to improve the performance of paraeducators working in transitional services and supported employment for teenagers and young adults 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 instructional team, roles of paraeducators working in transitional and vocational services, 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 transition plans, assessment, data collection, goals and objectives, instructional interventions, and instructional methods for facilitating transition); (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, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Education Work Relationship, Family Involvement, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Safety, Secondary Education, Staff Role, Student Rights, Supported Employment, Teaching Methods, Team Training, Training, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
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 366 140 for the first edition of this guide.