Employing, Developing and Directing Special Education Paraprofessionals in Inclusive Education Programs: Findings From a Multi-Site Case Study

Description

A report describing the systems that three school districts used to employ, develop, and direct special education paraprofessionals to work effectively in inclusive education programs. Findings cluster around six key areas: the work of paraprofessionals in inclusive education programs, the work of special educators in supporting paraprofessionals, developing the knowledge and skills of paraprofessionals, collaboration that supports special educators in directing the work of paraprofessionals, recruiting and employing paraprofessionals, and understanding paraprofessional turnover and its effects.

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Details

Date
2003 
Type
Report 
Publisher
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota

Topics

  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Inclusive education
      • Paraprofessional and teacher development
      • Specific life stage
        • Adolescents and young adults
          • Adults
            • Children