ERIC Number: ED021917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Career Incentive Plan for Higher Education of Non-Professionals.
Career lines should be built into the teacher aide program of each school system. Such a scaled program would enable an aide to attain full professional status in definite stages within a reasonable length of time. However, teacher aides, on the whole, lack a previous orientation toward a career, are not prepared for competitive college admission, do not have the financial resources to attend college full time, and might be discouraged by the length of time required to earn a degree at night school. Therefore, the "Career Incentive Plan" proposes that an aide's knowledge of the disadvantaged environment, his ability to communicate with the residents, and his work experience as an aide be considered for partial credit toward a B.A. degree in education. The plan also proposes a one-fifth study program to enable an aide to complete 16 college credits yearly toward degree requirements. A tuition fund would be needed, however, because aides are not usually eligible for scholarships. Federal education acts might be amended to provide scholarships for these students on a part-time basis and to enable universities to develop special curriculums. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. New Careers Development Center.
Identifiers: National Defense Education Act