Socialization is one of the factors that enable the paraprofessionals
to work as a team.
provide valuable service for many children in the classroom.
are seen as complementing the professionals, not supplanting them.
This reader-friendly book begins by defining what an inclusive classroom is, describes the paraprofessional
training, and explains the roles a paraprofessional
Several studies have sought ways of strategically recruiting minority paraprofessionals
into the teaching profession (Bennett, 2002; Dandy, 1998; Flynn, 2001; Genzuk & Baca, 1998; Littleton, 1998).
Regardless of the exact number, the employment of paraprofessionals
has dramatically increased over the past 20 years.
By promoting bilingual paraprofessionals
to become teachers, it also creates a sense of hope in students that they too can succeed in becoming exceptional bilingual teachers," Wood says.
This combination of approaches gives paraprofessionals
a foundation that is as strong as that which traditional students develop while also encouraging more candidates to enroll and enhancing our partnerships with local school districts.
Unfortunately, researchers have found that not all teachers and their paraprofessionals
provide the quality language models these students need to be successful (de Kruif, McWilliam, Ridley, & Wakely, 2000; Girolametto, Weitzman, van Lieshout, & Duff, 2000; Mahoney & Wheeden, 1999).
Four single-case design studies have shown that paraprofessionals
can assist in implementing peer support arrangements in ways that improve outcomes for middle and high school students with severe disabilities by increasing peer interaction without negatively affecting academic engagement.
Results of these studies of adult proximity help to support the use of adults working in close proximity of a student; however, they did not focus specifically on paraprofessionals
delivering one-on-one support.
S4T, through its Source4Teachers and MissionOne divisions, is a provider of outsourced substitute teacher and paraprofessional
managed services to K-12 schools in the eastern United States.