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Research Connections
Spring 2003

Contacts and Bibliography

If you would like to know more about the research referenced in this issue, you can contact the following individuals and organizations by postal mail, telephone, or e-mail, or by using the URLs provided.

Research Connections was prepared with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, under Contract No. ED-99-CO-0026. It is in the public domain and may be freely reproduced and disseminated. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of OSEP or the Department of Education.


    Elaine Carlson
    1650 Research Blvd.
    Rockville, MD 20850

    Nancy French
    University of Colorado
    1380 Lawrence Street
    Denver, CO 80204

    Michael Giangreco
    University of Vermont
    101 Cherry Street, Suite 450
    Burlington, VT

    Anna Lou Pickett
    470 West End Avenue
    New York, NY 10024

    Teri Wallace
    University of Minnesota
    102 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive, SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

    Margaret Werts
    Appalachian State University
    Box 32085
    Boone, NC 28608
    828.262.6365br> wertsmg@appstate.edu


    French, N. (2003). Managing paraeducators in your school: How to hire, train, and supervise non-certified staff. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

    Giangreco, M., Edelman, S., Broer, S., & Doyle, M. (2001). Paraprofessional support of students with disabilities: Literature from the past decade. Exceptional Children, 68(1), 45-63.

    Giangreco, M., & Doyle, M. (2002). Students with disabilities and paraprofessional supports. Focus on Exceptional Children, 34(7), 1-12.

    Pickett, A.L. (1999). Paraeducators: Factors that influence their performance, development, and supervision. [ERIC Digest E587.] Arlington, VA: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education. [Available at http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/eric/e587.html]

    SPeNSE (2000). The role of paraprofessionals in special education. Rockville, MD: Westat. [Available at www.spense.org.]

    U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (1999). Paraprofessionals in the workforce. In the Twenty-first annual report to Congress on the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (III-1 - III-13). Washington, DC: Author.

    Wallace, T., Shin, J., Bartholomay, T., & Stahl, B. (2001). Knowledge and skills for teachers supervising the work of paraprofessionals. Exceptional Children, 67(4), 520-533.

    Wallace, T., Pickett, A.L., & Liken, M. (Fall 2002). Feature issue on paraeducators supporting students with disabilities and at-risk. Impact, 15(2), entire issue. [Available on the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Community Integration and the Research Center on Community Living web site at http://ici.umn.edu/products/newsletters.html.]

    Werts, M., Zigmond, N., & Leeper, D. (2001). Paraprofessional proximity and academic engagement: Students with disabilities in primary aged classrooms. Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 36(4), 424-440.

    Research Connections is a biannual review of research on topics in special education, focusing on research sponsored by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs. This issue of Research Connections was developed by Warger, Eavy Associates for the ERIC/OSEP Special Project.

    The ERIC/OSEP Special Project is operated by The Council for Exceptional Children through the ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education.

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