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ERIC Number: ED011886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE TEACHER AIDE IN NORTH CAROLINA'S COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.
CHAVIS, KANAWHA Z.; EMMERLING, FRANK C.
THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE SELECTION, CHARACTERISTICS, AND UTILIZATION OF TEACHER AIDES IN THE COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. AN AIDE WAS ASSIGNED TO THREE TEACHERS IN THE PROJECT TO ASSIST THEM WITH CLERICAL, INSTRUCTIONAL, TECHNOLOGICAL, AND GENERAL DUTIES. SELECTION CRITERIA INCLUDED ABILITY AND EXPERIENCE IN MOTIVATING AND WORKING WITH CHILDREN, EMOTIONAL STABILITY, ADAPTABILITY, GOOD HEALTH AND INTELLIGENCE, WILLINGNESS TO WORK WITH ALL CULTURAL GROUPS, KNOWLEDGE OF SAFETY AND FIRST AID, AND TYPING SKILL. THE AVERAGE AIDE WAS FOUND TO BE A YOUNG WOMAN OF 32, WITH CHILDREN, AN AREA RESIDENT (SMALL TOWN OR RURAL), WITH MORE THAN THE MINIMUM 2 YEARS OF COLLEGE, AND USED TO DEALING WITH CHILDREN IN CHURCH-RELATED ACTIVITIES. TRAINING WAS MOSTLY ON-THE-JOB. AFTER WORKING AS AIDES, 49 PERCENT WERE PLANNING FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION, 27 PERCENT WERE NOT, 16 PERCENT WERE ALREADY CERTIFIED, 5 PERCENT WERE UNDECIDED, AND 3.5 PERCENT DID NOT RESPOND. LISTED AS PROBLEMS BY 15 PERCENT WERE TEACHER COMPETITION FOR THEIR SERVICES, UNCLEAR DUTIES, AND LACK OF SPACE TO WORK WITH LARGE GROUPS. QUESTIONNAIRES AND DEPTH INTERVIEWS AFTER THE 1ST YEAR REVEALED THAT MOST SCHOOL PERSONNEL STRONGLY FAVOR THE USE OF AIDES. HOWEVER, MORE MEN WOULD BE DESIRABLE (EARLY RETIREES ARE A POSSIBLE SOURCE). ADVANCEMENT AND USE OF AIDES FOR PERSONAL SUPPORT TO UNDERACHIEVERS AND THE DISADVANTAGED NEEDS FURTHER STUDY. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers: Comprehensive School Improvement Program; North Carolina (Raleigh)