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ERIC Number: ED014642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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TRAINING THE NONPROFESSIONAL.
RIESSMAN, FRANK
INCREASINGLY, PROPOSALS ARE EMERGING FOR THE LARGE SCALE EMPLOYMENT OF NONPROFESSIONALS IN THE HUMAN SERVICES WHERE INEXPERIENCED PEOPLE LEARN TO PERFORM JOBS (IN SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, AND SERVICE AGENCIES) NORMALLY ALLOTED TO PROFESSIONALS. IN THE CONCEPT OF JOBS FIRST, TRAINING BUILT IN, ENTRY JOBS BECOME THE MOTIVATORS FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE NON PROFESSIONAL. IF THE NEW CAREERS MOVEMENT IS TO GROW, IF THE OPPORTUNITY STRUCTURE IS TO BE OPENED UP SO THAT JOBS CAN BECOME CAREERS AND AIDES CAN RISE TO BECOME PROFESSIONALS, MAJOR INSTITUTIONAL CHANGES MUST TAKE PLACE AND LARGE NUMBERS OF TRAINERS MUST BE RECRUITED AND TRAINED. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT TRAINERS BE RECRUITED FROM SEVERAL SOURCES, SUCH AS PEACE CORPS RETURNEES, AND COLLEGE GRADUATES, AND THAT TRADITIONAL CREDENTIALS BE WAIVED EXCEPT FOR THE SMALL GROUP OF SENIOR TRAINERS (TRAINERS OF TRAINERS). NONPROFESSIONALS AND THEIR TRAINERS WOULD BE TRAINED SIMULTANEOUSLY, ON THE JOB, THUS PROVIDING IMMEDIATE WORK OUTPUT WHILE DEVELOPING TRAINING CADRES. PRINCIPLES OF TRAINING THE NONPROFESSIONALS INCLUDE--(1) FIELD-BASED TRAINING PRECEDED BY SHORT PRE-SERVICE TRAINING, (2) SYSTEMATIC IN-SERVICE TRAINING RELATED TO JOB EXPERIENCE, PLANNED SO THAT SUCCESS IN LEARNING SKILLS IS GUARANTEED FOR AIDES AT EACH PHASE, AND (3) TEAM OR GROUP TRAINING, INCLUDING GROUP DISCUSSIONS AND MODIFIED SENSITIVITY TRAINING. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Scientific Resources, Inc., Union, NJ.
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