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The Use Of Paraprofessionals In General Physical Education (Gpe): Perceptions Of Status, Attitude, Need, And Training, Kameron Ryan Maurer Jul 2004

The Use Of Paraprofessionals In General Physical Education (Gpe): Perceptions Of Status, Attitude, Need, And Training, Kameron Ryan Maurer

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

Research on the use of paraprofessionals in education has been conducted from a variety of perspectives. Studies have been done to investigate how paraprofessionals might be used in GPE and whether they have an impact in GPE classes. From the special education perspective, there is insubstantial material available about what is occurring in inclusive classrooms. The purpose of this study was to explore: 1) specifically how paraprofessionals are being used in GPE inclusive classrooms; 2) what the feelings/attitudes of GPE teachers and paraprofessionals are with regard to their involvement in GPE, 3) perceived need for the use of paraprofessionals ...


Effects Of Trained Peer Tutors On Academic Learning Time-Physical Education Of Persons With Visual Impairments, Brian Wiskochil Apr 2004

Effects Of Trained Peer Tutors On Academic Learning Time-Physical Education Of Persons With Visual Impairments, Brian Wiskochil

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

Children with disabilities are often far behind their peers in motor skills, and physical development, and therefore require equal, and in many cases greater time spent in physical activity than their peers. However, the actual time spent in Academic Learning Time-Physical Education (ALT-PE) is often much shorter for disabled children. This study was designed to determine the effect same-aged peer tutors have on the ALT-PE of visually impaired students. Four participants between the ages of nine and sixteen were included in the study. Two were completely blind, and two were capable of very limited vision. An initial period of ALT-PE ...