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ERIC Number: ED020432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 13
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REPORT OF THE PILOT PROJECT FOR THE TRAINING OF TEACHER AIDES, DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SUMMER, 1966.
KALISH, MARTIN
AS A RESULT OF THE SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE IN FOUR PILOT SCHOOLS, IN WHICH APPROXIMATELY 350 AIDES WERE EMPLOYED WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF PRE-SERVICE ORIENTATION OR TRAINING, A GRANT WAS SOUGHT AND ATTAINED FROM THE U.S. OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR A PILOT PROJECT TO TRAIN TEACHER-AIDES. FORTY AIDES AND FORTY TEACHERS WERE SELECTED FROM FOUR PILOT SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROJECT. SINCE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING AIDES IN CLERICAL, MONITORIAL, AND ROUTINE TASKS WAS WELL ESTABLISHED, IT WAS DECIDED TO INVESTIGATE THE POSSIBILITY OF USING AIDES AS SUBPROFESSIONALS, WHO WOULD PERFORM SELECTED TEACHING TASKS. TEACHERS IDENTIFIED TEACHING TASKS, THAT COULD BE PERFORMED IN TOTAL OR IN PART BY A TRAINING AIDE. PARTICIPANTS IN THE PROJECT ATTENDED LECTURES, MADE LESSON PLANS, HAD A DAILY IN-CLASSROOM PRACTICUM, EVALUATED THEMSELVES AND WERE OBSERVED BY CONSULTANTS. EVIDENCE GATHERED IN THE PROJECT WAS THE BASIS OF SEVERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE NEED FOR--(1) CITY-WIDE STANDARDS FOR EMPLOYMENT OF AIDES, (2) SPECIFICATIONS OF ORIENTATION AND PRETRAINING, (3) ON-GOING SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION, (4) TO TRAIN TEACHERS TO USE AIDES EFFECTIVELY, AND (5) GENERAL POLICIES CONCERNING TASKS AIDES PERFORMED, TEACHER RESPONSIBILITY FOR AIDES, RESPONSIBILITY FOR DISCIPLINE AND PUNISHMENT, ETC. THE FORTY PARTICIPATING TEACHERS IN THE PILOT PROJECT WORKED OUT TENTATIVE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS. BRIEFLY, PRE-SERVICE EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY, TRAINING MUST BE DONE BY LOCAL EDUCATORS, AND THEY SUGGESTED MINIMUM AGE AND EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE VARIOUS CATEGORIES. DETROIT'S TEACHER-AIDE PROGRAM HAS BECOME INSTITUTIONALIZED TO THE POINT THAT THE RELEASE FROM NONTEACHING CHORES NOW APPEARS AS A CONTRACT ITEM BETWEEN THE DETROIT BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE DETROIT FEDERATION OF TEACHERS. SALARIES FOR AIDES LISTED IN THE DOCUMENT RANGE FROM $1.25 PER HOUR TO $3.50 PER HOUR DEPENDING ON RESPONSIBILITY AND QUALIFICATIONS. COPIES OF THIS DOCUMENT ARE AVAILABLE FROM DETROIT BOARD OF EDUCATION, 2322 DUBOIS, DETROIT, MICHIGAN 48207. (FP)
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