ERIC Number: ED026338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Auxiliary School Personnel Programs for Rural America.
Dady, Milan B.
This manual, constituting "a design to institutionalize auxiliary personnel in education in rural schools in America," deals with the recruitment, selection, training, utilization, and career development of paraprofessionals. (It is an outgrowth of a 1967 six-week training program for teacher-aide trainees at Morehead State University, Kentucky, designed to explore possible new careers in education for disadvantaged persons in eastern Kentucky.) Introductory sections trace the historical background of the use of noncertified personnel in rural classrooms and present reationale including lists of the benefits derived from the use of low-income auxiliaries from various subcultures and with various qualifications. A section on planning discusses administrative considerations for the school board, superintendent, principal, advisory committee, and employment supervisor; funding of programs; recruitment and selection of auxiliaries including suggestions for screening and testing; and role development for teachers and auxiliaries. Possible stages in career development are presented with lists of illustrative tasks. Sections on training (illustrated with descriptions of programs in several states) include pre- and inservice training conducted in local schools; on-campus training; and a model program for an associate degree for Teacher Associates. Included are a 75-item bibliography and a report of the Kentucky program. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY.; Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.