ERIC Number: EJ695655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
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The Urban Paraeducator Goes to College
Wall, Shavaun; Davis, Karen L.; Winkler Crowley, Abby L.; White, Laura L.
Remedial and Special Education, v26 n3 p183-190 May-Jun 2005
The ParaMet training program was jointly established by an urban university, a disability service provider, and an urban public school system to assist the school system in complying with the paraeducator training and supervision requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997 and, eventually, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. This article analyzes the strengths and needs of the first 2 cohorts of paraeducators accepted into the ParaMet program. The findings indicate that the paraeducators, who are predominantly from the minority group served by the local public schools, bring unique strengths to the special education teams. However, many will also require extraordinary academic supports to be successful in undergraduate-level training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001