ERIC Number: ED023627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Proposal from the Newark Board of Education to the Ford Foundation.
Scientific Resources, Inc., Union, NJ.
This proposal to use nonprofessional aides in school and afterschool programs in Newark, N.J., delineates five program objectives: (1) to develop the two new positions of nonprofessional teacher aide and assistant teacher; (2) to develop, in cooperation with Newark State College and Montclair State College, training programs to move nonprofessionals toward certificated service in the schools; (3) to give teachers more time for research and study of techniques by providing the assistance of trained nonprofessional aides; (4) to stimulate school-community relations by using nonprofessionals as a link between school and community; and (5) to establish field-based clinical professors from the two state colleges as advisors, especially in regard to training the nonprofessional. Also described are the program's goals and the means for achieving those goals, the mechanics and phasing of the proposed program, recruitment and selection procedures to be used in obtaining aides, the training to be given aides, the role of the assistant teacher, the concentration on language development, the program evaluation to be conducted, and staff responsibilities. In the conclusion, it is stated that the proposed program offers particular advantages for teaching disadvantaged children but, nevertheless, is "applicable to all children." (SG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Scientific Resources, Inc., Union, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Scientific Resources, Inc., Union, NJ.
Note: Paper presented at Conference on "Training the Non-Professional," Scientific Resources Inc., Wash., D.C., Mar. 15-16, 1967.