from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A trained worker who is not a member of a given profession but assists a professional.
- adj. Of or performing the work of a paraprofessional.
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- n. A person who is trained to assist a professional.
- adj. Of or relating to this assistance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional
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In that incident, an unidentified staff member described as a paraprofessional used masking tape to cover a student's mouth.
“For Allison Sloan being a paraprofessional is a career path, not just a job,” noted Library Journal’s Editor-in-Chief Francine Fialkoff.
"For those reasons, our resource needs are most acute in the areas of information technology, data access and analysis, human expertise and paraprofessional and administrative support."
“I never intended to spawn a whole new professional group or paraprofessional group,” he says.
I do think the explanations of the differences between professional and (what we would now call) paraprofessional work were very accurate and still relevant today. jamisings
Class sizes are limited by the contract to 18 students in each pre-kindergarten class with one teacher and one paraprofessional; 25 students per kindergarten class; and 34 students per high-school class.
Liz Malone, who works as a paraprofessional for special-education students, told the governor that she was forced to throw away $200 worth of food that had gone bad in her freezer and can't get paid because schools have been canceled.
Relationships among physicians, paraprofessional staff, pediatric patients and others caring for them
Seven third-graders experienced the indignity in one place involving a teacher; the other featured a paraprofessional and a single student.
Mark Spangler is a former radio broadcaster who teaches students at Mankato West High School as a paraprofessional.