First-Year Early Childhood Special Education Teachers and Their Assistants: "Teaching Along With Her"

Appl, Dolores
July 2006
Teaching Exceptional Children;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p34
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the professional relations between first-year early childhood special education teachers and their assistants in the U.S. The use of paraprofessionals in early intervention and special education is steadily increasing becuase of the rise in the number of children with disabilities being served and the shortage of professionals. In most cases, special education teachers have to work with paraprofessionals, primarily their assistants. Paraprofessional is ageneric term used to describe a wide range of service providers. They work under the supervision of certified or licensed individuals and may or may not have a college education.


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