Case Study Findings: Conditions Contributing to Successful Teacher-Paraprofessional Partnerships

This document describes conditions that contributed to the successful engagement of paraprofessionals on instructional teams in four Ohio schools. These case studies examining teacher-paraprofessional partnerships reveal that successful engagement of paraprofessionals on instructional teams was influenced by four factors: the professional preparation of paraprofessional; the continuity and quality of the teacher-paraprofessional partnership; effective communication, and establishment of a climate that professionalizes the role of paraprofessionals.

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