ERIC Number: ED027259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Descriptions of Paraprofessional Programs in Education.
New York Univ., NY. New Careers Development Center.; National Education Association, Washington, DC. National Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards.
This collection of project descriptions of paraprofessional programs in education, originally compiled for use at the 1969 national conference, is designed to provide up-to-date information on various aspects of operating paraprofessional programs. The agencies conducting these seven programs, each of which is reported here by its project administrator, were selected in order to represent a cross section of educational institutions and geographic areas: Arizona Center for Early Childhood Education, Tucson; Garland Junior College, Boston, Mass.; Greenburgh Central School District, Hartsdale, N.Y.; Highland Park Free School, Roxbury, Mass.; Huntsville-Madison Co. Education Improvement Program, Ala.; University of Minnesota Office of New Careers, Minneapolis; Webster College (Project VAULT), Mo. The project accounts--which include information on funding source, cooperating agencies, dates, and number of paraprofessionals involved--describe classroom management and instructional tasks performed by the paraprofessionals; advancement systems; inservice training designs; and college curricula (higher education for trainees). Some of the writers also discuss the negotiating process followed to implement programs, including solicitation of funds, and outline some of the major issues affecting their success. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. New Careers Development Center.; National Education Association, Washington, DC. National Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards.
Note: Background paper for the National Conf. on the Paraprofessional, Career Advancement, and Pupil Learning, Jan. 9-10, 1969.