Effective Supervision of Paraeducators: Multiple Benefits and Outcomes

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The numbers of paraeducators employed in the schools increased has dramatically in recent years. The growth of the paraeducator workforce has also resulted in an evolution of their roles in the classroom as well as transition to teaching positions for many of them. It is well documented that paraeducators often do not receive supervision from teachers to be effective in their new roles This article reports selected findings from two studies that established the connection between effective supervision of paraeducators by teachers and paraeducators' performance in the classroom as well as their continuing professional and career development.