ERIC Number: ED022714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Detroit Pilot Program to Train Teacher Aides.
Detroit Public Schools, MI.
Teacher aides, teachers, administrators, and observers in 1 elementary, 1 junior high, and 1 senior high school participated in an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Detroit Pilot Program to Train Teacher Aides in (1) identifying, developing, and defining the role of the aide and (2) identifying effective aide training methods. Procedures included: (1) Teachers rated aides' performances. (2) Activity sheets and questionnaires were used to obtain participants' judgements of the values to the schools and pupils of the aides' work. (3) Daily lesson plans, evaluations of the plans, and observers' reports furnished role definition and training data. (4) Achievement tests and attitude and interest inventories provided data for future selection of aides. Content and statistical analyses of data obtained revealed aides to be effective in the instructional process: 39 of the 40 aides were rated satisfactory by the teachers. Both teachers and aides gained greater understanding of their roles, although aides indicated a desire for more training time in classrooms. It was also found that aides most frequently performed tasks instructional in nature, as well as clerical, monitorial, tutorial, and housekeeping tasks. Eight recommendations for training aides evolved. (Evaluation materials and questionnaires are appended.) (Author/SG)
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Schools, Evaluation Methods, Job Training, Learning Processes, Observation, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Role Perception, Secondary Schools, Student Projects, Teacher Aides, Teacher Role, Teachers, Teaching Methods, Training Objectives
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Community Action Program.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers: Gordon Personal Profile; Hackman Gaither Vocational Interest Inventory; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Kit of Reference Tests for Cognitive Factors; Study of Values