The roles and responsibilities of paraeducators in physical education

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dc.contributor.advisor Davis, Ronald W., 1950- en_US Klug, Jennifer S. en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:38Z 2011-06-03T19:39:38Z 2005 en_US 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2005 .K59 en_US
dc.description.abstract The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 attempted to create a school environment where teachers and paraeducators would be highly qualified by 2006 (PL 107-110). However, the issue of having highly qualified paraeducators in physical education was disregarded. The purpose of this study was to replicate the work of Aschemeier in 2004 and to report similarities and differences with regard to roles, responsibilities, and training needs of paraeducators in physical education. Participants (N=68) were compromised of paraeducators in rural, suburban, and urban public schools grades Pre K-12 in all four Allen County, Indiana school districts. A two-part questionnaire was distributed to paraeducators to acquire background knowledge, assess current responsibilities in physical education, and identify training needs. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and frequency counts to answer all research questions. Results indicated that paraeducators responsibilities in physical education were unclear. Although many paraeducators believed themselves to be adequately trained to assist in physical education, few had any formal training on the subject; however, results also revealed that many paraeducators are willing to receive training depending on training length and topics offered. These results concur with the findings of Aschemeier in 2004. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science
dc.format.extent vii, 47 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers' assistants. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical education for children with disabilities -- Study and teaching. en_US
dc.title The roles and responsibilities of paraeducators in physical education en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
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