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Kanze, Jarren – ProQuest LLC, 2022
While the need for teachers is surging, the supply of teachers is decreasing, resulting in a pervasive teacher shortage (Carver-Thomas & Darling-Hammond, 2019; Sutcher, Darling-Hammond & Carver-Thomas, 2016). Teacher vacancies perpetuate the opportunity gap that already impacts students of color and low-income students across the country…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Resource Staff, Differentiated Staffs
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Van Laere, Katrien; Vandenbroeck, Michel – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
It is generally accepted that Early Childhood Education and Care should adopt a holistic view on education, in which education and care are inseparable concepts. Perspectives of staff members themselves are, however, often absent in these educare debates. We conducted six video-elicited focus groups with various preschool staff members (n = 69) in…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Teacher Attitudes
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Wadley, Chloe C.; Stagnitti, Karen – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
In Australia, children with developmental delay and disability, who have an IQ less than 70, are eligible to attend a specialist school. These schools are called special schools or special developmental schools. Teachers, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists work in these schools together with integration aids. Children with…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Special Education Teachers, Allied Health Personnel, Occupational Therapy
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Northington Purdie, Cynthia – Multicultural Perspectives, 2014
The practice of paddling students for misbehavior remains legal in 19 states. The practice was quite prevalent in the mid-to late-20th century and was implemented in order to instill fear in students, so that they would behave properly. To public school students, this was as normal as recess. To an observer with no former frame of reference,…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Discipline, Educational Practices, Classroom Techniques
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DiMeo, Sarah; Baxter, Mary Frances; Zapf, Susan; Pemberton, Jane; Amerih, Husny – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2018
The purpose of this case study was to examine if the Matching Assistive Technology to Child Augmentative Communication Evaluation Simplified (MATCH-ACES) assessment can help a special education team select an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention for a student with special needs. Additionally, this study identified the…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Assistive Technology, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Chan, Twiggy; Yuen, Mantak – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
This case study provides an overview of current policy, practices and problems concerning inclusion in one international secondary school in Hong Kong. A total of 13 interviews were conducted with the school management team, teachers, students and parents, supplemented by 12 classroom observations and two "student-shadowing" exercises.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Inclusion, International Schools, Foreign Countries
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Osborne, Cara; Burton, Sheila – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
The Educational Psychology Service in this study has responsibility for providing group supervision to Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) working in schools. To date, little research has examined this type of inter-professional supervision arrangement. The current study used a questionnaire to examine ELSAs' views on the supervision…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Supervisory Methods, Teamwork
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Katz, Jennifer; Porath, Marion; Bendu, Charles; Epp, Brent – Exceptionality Education International, 2012
Thirty-one middle school students (grades 4-7) were interviewed at length about their perspectives regarding academic and social inclusion of students with disabilities; the barriers they perceive to a compassionate, inclusive learning community; and what they believe helps overcome these barriers. In discussing the inclusion of students with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
Ruder, Robert – School Business Affairs, 2011
Living on fixed incomes and faced with increasing taxes, senior citizens frequently feel the squeeze of a tightening economy more than other populations. Their retirement dollars buy less as their property taxes inch upward, despite the fact that they don't have school-age children. The Hempfield and Manheim Township School Districts in…
Descriptors: Employees, Taxes, Older Adults, Older Workers
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Sinkkonen, Hanna-Maija; Kyttälä, Minna – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
Compared with many European countries, Finland has a shorter history of immigration. During the last 20?years, Finland has become a more multicultural society. Together with rising levels of immigration, teachers' concerns regarding how to manage an increasingly diverse school population have arisen. There are an increasing number of students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Immigrants, Migrant Children
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Moye, Johnny J. – Technology Teacher, 2008
Teaching technology is awesome! The author very rarely uses the word awesome, but there are few words in the English language that can convey the author's feelings concerning his teaching experience. Before becoming a technology teacher, the author served 27+ years in the US Navy. He graduated from Old Dominion University with a Virginia teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Technology Education, Technological Literacy, Personal Narratives
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Zabel, T. Andrew; Gray, Robert M.; Gardner, Julie; Ackerman, John – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
One-to-one aides can be an important intervention resource for the reintegration of children into school following traumatic brain injury (TBI). School-based one-to-one aides are typically paraprofessionals assigned to monitor children with TBI throughout the school day. This intervention allows for a continuous feedback and reinforcement schedule…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Reentry Students, School Aides
Seney, Heidi – Learning, 1974
Descriptors: Grandparents, School Aides, Volunteers
Katz, Douglas S. – VocEd, 1983
Extensive planning by group process is important for establishing successful volunteer programs, as demonstrated by the process developed and tested in a number of demonstration programs nationwide. (SK)
Descriptors: Planning, School Aides, Secondary Schools, Vocational Education
Johnson, Lary – 1972
A survey was conducted to determine the background characteristics of the auxiliary school personnel employed by the Minneapolis public school system. Eighty percent of all such employees on a particular month's payroll responded via questionnaire. Analysis of the data indicated that the typical aide was white, married, female, over 36 years old,…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Research, School Aides, Teacher Aides
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