Paraeducator Dissertations

Amos, B. A. (2008). Exploring communication between paraprofessional and teacher. Dissertation Abstracts International, 69 (05A), 145. (UMI No. AAI3307984)

Aragon L. (2003). Factors to consider when selecting paraprofessionals for participation in a teacher preparation program. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Colorado at Denver.

Archibald, D. (2008). The roles and responsibilities of the Georgia special education paraprofessionals and the impact of the NCLB mandates: An assessment by Georgia administrators, special education teachers, and special education paraprofessionals. Doctoral Dissertation, Georgia Southern University.

Bingham, M. A. (2005). The effect of paraeducator training on the promotion of augmentative communication by students with severe communication disabilities. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66 (01A), 86. (UMI No. AAI3162078)

Bourke, Patricia E. (2008) The experiences of teacher aides who support students with disabilities and learning difficulties : A phenomenological study. [Queensland University of Technology, Doctoral Thesis]

Bryan, R. R. (2009). The role of the paraeducator in the general physical education environment. Doctoral Dissertation, Oregon State University.

Causton-Theoharis J. (2003). Increasing Interactions between students with severe disabilities and their peers via paraprofessional training. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Chopra R.V. (2002). Parent-paraeducator collaboration in inclusion: reality and issues. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Colorado at Denver.

Conti, A. M. (2004). A qualitative inquiry into the responsibilities and supports of paraeducators in special education. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (12A), 256. (UMI No. AAI3159330)

D’Aquanni M. M. (1997). The role of paraprofessionals in quality inclusive educational programs. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Syracuse University.

Devlin, P. A. (2002). The effect of continuous improvement training for teacher-paraprofessional teams on interaction and engagement of special education students in general education classrooms. Dissertation Abstracts International, 63 (09A), 125. (UMI No. AAI3065543)

Dover W. F. (2001). Instructional management of paraeducators in inclusive classrooms: The perspectives of the teachers. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Kansas State University.

Doyle M. B. (1995). A qualitative inquiry into the roles and responsibilities of paraeducators who support students with sever disabilities in inclusive classrooms. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Minnesota.

Duran, L. K. (2008). An analysis of verbal interactions during dialogic reading with Spanish-speaking children enrolled in a Head Start home visiting program. Dissertation Abstracts International, 69 (01A), 112. (UMI No. AAI3295684)

Genzuk S. M. (1995). Integration factors affecting commitment to educational and occupational goals for latino paraeducators. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Southern California.

Ghere, G. S. (2003). Employing, directing, and supporting paraprofessionals in inclusive education programs for students with disabilities: A multi-site case study. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64 (01A), 254. (UMI No. AAI3078016)

Hawkins, S. R. (2004). A study of the perceptions of special education teachers and paraeducators regarding the training of paraeducators (Washington, D.C.). Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (08A), 82. (UMI No. AAI3142355)

Keane, T. E. (2007). The relationship between paraprofessional job satisfaction and student academic and co-curricular success for secondary school students in special education. Dissertation Abstracts International, 68 (04A), 122. (UMI No. AAI3259837)

Klein, E.F. (2006). Training Paraprofessionals to Facilitate Social Interactions Between Children with Autism and their Typically Developing Peers. Dissertation Abstracts International, 68 (04A), 1409. (UMI AAI3263766)

Lanoux, F. (2007). Paraprofessionals: Instructional support in the elementary schools. Dissertation Abstracts International, 68 (11A), 261. (UMI No. AAI3289801)

Lavadenz M. C. (1994). Factors related to the teaching aspirations of chicano/latino paraprofessionals. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Southern California.

Milner C. A. (1998). Paraprofessionals in inclusive classrooms: Working without a net. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, The University of North Dakota.

Mueller P. H. (1997). A study of the roles, training needs, and support needs of Vermont’s paraeducators. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Vermont.

Parvey, M. C. (2008). Teacher assistants in classrooms and schools: Roles, collaboration, and responsibilities. Dissertation Abstracts International, 69 (02A), 178. (UMI No. AAI3303098)

Perez, J. C. (1998) Investigating the effects of a paraprofessional teaching sharing behaviors to young children with special needs in an inclusive kindergarten classroom. Dissertation Abstracts International, 59 (08A), 2928. (University Microfilms No. AAG99-00965)

Plagge, B. A. (1999). Dimensions of roles, responsibilities, training background and needs, policies, and procedures for paraeducators dealing with students with special needs. Dissertation Abstract International, 60, no. 12A

Prigge D. J. (1996). Supervising the special education paraprofessional in inclusionary settings. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Washington.

Reamer R. B. (1995). The effects of video self-modeling and self-assessment training on the delivery of instructional strategies provided by paraeducators working with children with developmental delays. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Houston.

Riggs C. G. (1996). Dimensions of the paraeducator experience: Facilitating the inclusion of children with identified special education needs in general education classes. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Lesley College.

Robinson, S. E. (2007) Training Paraprofessionals of Students with Autism to Implement Pivotal Response Treatment Using a Video Feedback Training Package. Dissertation Abstracts International, 68 (10A), 4255. (UMI No. AAI3283763)

Rosness, L. D. (1998) Characteristics of successful paraeducator-to-teacher programs (Minority Teachers, Teacher Diversity). Dissertation Abstracts International, 59 (08A), 2934. (University Microfilms No. AAG99-00782)

Rutherford, G. (2008). Different ways of knowing? Understanding disabled students’ and teacher aides’ school experiences within a context of relational social justice. Doctoral dissertation. University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ.

Sandoval-Lucero E.M. (2004) The role of self-efficacy in paraeducators’ career decisions. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Colorado at Denver.

Schonewise E. A. (2001). [The current training practices and perceived training needs of paraprofessionals in special education programs in Nebraska](. Dissertation Abstracts International, 62 (05A), 228. (UMI No. AAI3015853)

Simpson, L. A. (2008). Social facilitation as a clinical intervention for children with nonverbal learning disability and Asperger’s Disorder: A theory review. Dissertation Abstracts International, 68 (12B), 253. (UMI No. AAI3294297)

Skulina, J. A. (2003). Paraprofessionals in general education environments: A comparison of parent perceptions and classroom observations. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64 (02A), 163. (UMI No. AAI3079390)

Slider, N. J. (2004). Cost effective and sequential methods for teaching educational paraprofessionals to implement behavior management strategies in preschool classrooms. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (10A), 105. (UMI No. AAI3151852)

Smith, H. (2007). Why do they go? Reasons for the attrition of paraeducators working with high school students having severe disabilities. Dissertation Abstracts International, 68 (10A), 158. (UMI No. AAI3283778)

Smith S. D. (2000). From paraprofessional to credentialed teacher: Motivational factors that influence career pathways in special education. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of San Francisco.

Stallings C.F. (2000). The identification of paraprofessional training needs within the context of inclusive education. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. North Carolina State University.

Sullivan J. P. (1995) The relationship between the actual role and ideal role of paraprofessionals in secondary schools. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of San Francisco

Sullivan, K. O. (1998) Meeting the challenge of paraprofessional training: An application of the competence model. Dissertation Abstracts International, 59 (02B), 0889. (University Microfilms No. AAG98-24803)

Tindall, D. W. S. (2005). The effects of three knowledge interventions on novice volunteer tutors’ teaching performance with children with developmental disabilities in a motor development lab setting. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66 (05A), 101. (UMI No. AAI3175999)

Torres R. L. (1998) Meeting the demands for quality teachers: A case study of bilingual paraprofessional-to-bilingual-teacher training program. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Colorado at Boulder.

Wallace T. L. (1997). The role of paraprofessionals in effective transition programs. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Minnesota.

Walters-Remaly, M. A. (2003). A study of essential characteristics of paraeducators who work with students with severe/profound cognitive and/or multiple disabilities. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64 (03A), 346. (UMI No. AAI3085107)

Ward, D. L. (2000). An investigation of the role of paraeducators with students with mild disabilities. Dissertation Abstract International, 61, no. 09A

Werts M. G. (1998) Child academic engagement related to proximity of paraprofessionals. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. University of Pittsburgh.

Wiese, B. J. (2004). Knowledge and skills for the utilization and supervision of paraeducators across Iowa: Trends in special education teacher preparation and inservice needs. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (07A), 153. (UMI No. AAI3139406)