Perceived Impact of the No child Left Behind Act of 2001 on Paraprofessionals Perceived Impact of the No child Left Behind Act of 2001 on Paraprofessionals
Two survey instruments were developed to gain insight into the perceptions of paraprofessional and supervising teacher teams. The perceptions of the teams were compared to those among the paraprofessionals themselves. There were significant statistical differences between both the teams and the paraprofessionals with two or more years of higher education or those with a high school diploma or equivalency. The differences between the paraprofessionals and the teachers suggested that supervising teachers perceived both groups of paraprofessionals were lacking in training, knowledge, and skills. Paraprofessionals with higher education perceived a similar lack in their own abilities. However, paraprofessionals with high school diplomas perceived their ability as greater than that perceived by the teachers.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:no child left behind nclb paraprofessional paraprofessionals paraeducator paraeducators
Date of Publication:06/15/2005