University of Vermont

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

Paraeducator Support:



Pickett, A. L.. & Gerlach, K. (Eds.). (1997). Supervising paraeducators in school settings: A team approach. Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Summary Statement:

The first chapter provides a historical review of the evolving role of paraeducators and some of the central issues facing education today. Chapter two discusses team roles in instructional settings; chapter three addresses team roles in therapy services; chapter four covers the management of paraeducators; chapter five describes team building strategies; chapter six examines professional and ethical issues in teams; and chapter seven discusses paraeducator administrative issues. The authors also discuss future issues in chapter eight and the contribution of paraeducators to improving educational outcomes for students. Chapters are organized by learning objectives and discussion questions. Exercises, case studies, and worksheets are provided to illustrate main ideas.

Summarized by: Steve Broer - June 1999

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