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ERIC Number: EJ1056527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2158-592X
When the Music Changes ...
King-Berry, Arlene; Boone, Rosalie
Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning, v2 n3 p169-185 Fall 2012
Paraprofessionals play an important role in the education of young children with, or at risk for, disabilities. Yet, because few training programs sufficiently infuse content related to serving special needs infants and toddlers, paraprofessionals typically lack the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to address effectively the requirements of this population. The article describes how a program designed to prepare urban ECE paraprofessionals was modified to ensure preparation of individuals equipped to deliver high quality services to young children with diverse abilities and characteristics. The program improvement process was supported by funding from the USDOE Office of Special Education Programs and by technical assistance from the Monarch Center.
Southern University and A & M College. College of Education, Arts and Humanities, PO Box 9983, Baton Rouge, LA 70813. Tel: 225-771-2291; Fax: 225-771-2292; e-mail: coeijtl@subr.edu; Web site: http://www.subr.edu/index.cfm/subhome/36
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: H325N100039