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ERIC Number: ED027877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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EPDA Institute for Teacher Aides.
Macfarlane, Ruth
Pasadena City College's Institute for Teacher Aides is a New Careers project to upgrade indigenous nonprofessionals in antipoverty agencies for career-ladder employment as bilingual aides in inner-city/ghetto schools of Greater Los Angeles. Its operating grant, under the Education Professions Development Act, is for two sessions (summer and fall 1969). It proposes to meet the needs (1) of public schools for trained bilingual (and Other) aides to help professionals cope with ghetto school problems; (2) for (re)training in the teaching profession, especially in the use of aides; (3) of nonprofessionals in antipoverty programs. Antipoverty programs are a good way for the poor to enter the growing human service industry and bridge the gap between the professional and those he is supposed to serve. They are a reservoir of qualified manpower. The college already provides in-service education credit as a start up the career ladder and will apply its experience to the present project to upgrade 30 indigenous nonprofessionals already employed in such agencies as Head Start. They will be bilingual, insofar as they speak barrio Spanish and ghetto English. It is assumed that all can be used in the L.A. schools and will be a real test of differentiated staffing as (1) a step in career realization and (2) a way to diminish the conflict between professional and nonprofessional. Other creative and productive aspects of the project are discussed in detail. (HH)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pasadena City Coll., CA.
Identifiers: California; Education Professions Development Act