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ERIC Number: ED438650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 281
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Paraprofessional: An Introduction. Strategies for Paraprofessionals Who Support Individuals with Disabilities. Facilitator Edition [and] Student Edition.
Ness, Jean E., Comp.; Krawetz, Nancy, Ed.
This training module is comprised of two documents, the facilitator's guide and the student guide, and is intended for the introductory phase of a course for paraprofessional school personnel. The facilitator's guide provides the full text of the student's guide as well as chapter goals to be accomplished by students, topics covered in each text section, discussion questions, activities to be completed by students outside of class, resources (many in Minnesota), and materials appropriate for classroom use as transparencies. Individual chapters of both guides cover the following topics: (1) job roles and descriptions; (2) description of the work environment; (3) teamwork; (4) legal responsibilities; (5) communication; (6) learning styles; and (7) stress and burnout on the job. Four appendices provide an Individualized Education Plan form, information from the Minnesota Paraprofessional Consortium, a guide contrasting one-way and two-way communication, and guidelines for administering and interpreting the ELSIE, a test to identify preferred learning modalities. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 150 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($15 for the facilitator module, $10 for the student module). Tel: 612-624-5412; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; Hutchinson Technical Coll., MN.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Board of Technical Colleges, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota