ERIC Number: ED026713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Auxiliary School Personnel: Their Roles, Training, and Institutionalization, Based on a Nationwide Study of Teacher-Aides, Teacher-Assistants, Family Workers, and other Auxiliary Personnel in Education, Conducted for the Office of Economic Opportunity.
Bowman, Garda W.; Klopf, Gordon J.
The employment of teacher aides, guidance aides, family workers, and other auxiliary school personnel has increased sharply, but preparation for such new programs has not kept pace. Advantages of using auxiliary personnel in school systems include (1) more individual attention for students, (2) improved teaching conditions with more teacher time for professional duties, (3) easing of the shortage of professionals, and (4) provision of a means by which unemployed and educationally disadvantaged persons may enter the mainstream of productivity. Difficulties which might arise for administrators, principals, teachers, and auxiliaries in the deployment of auxiliary personnel range from problems of job titles, salaries, and training requirements to concern for professional standards and the limited backgrounds of most auxiliaries. Recommendations concerning the development and use of auxiliaries include (1) that role specifications and prerogatives of auxiliaries be clearly defined, (2) that there be preservice training to develop communication and job skills, (3) that there be a continuing inservice training program, (4) that cooperation of community colleges be sought for training auxiliaries, and (5) that use of auxiliary personnel be institutionalized into a program offering job security and being an integral part of the school. (TT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.