ERIC Number: ED028146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Training for New Careers and Roles in the American School.
Bowman, Garda W.; Klopf, Gordon J.
This paper contains discussion and recommendations regarding the training of school personnel to work as teams. An introductory section lists administrative actions needed as prelude to the introduction of auxiliary (paraprofessional) personnel into the school setting. The purposes of team training are discussed, and training objectives (growing out of research on adult learning patterns) are listed. Included also are lists of competencies which need to be learned by all team members, by administrators and supervisory personnel, by teachers and ancillary personnel (other professionals such as specialists in guidance, social work , or library service), and by auxiliaries themselves. A taxonomy of staff development activities which might be used as training techniques includes definitions of (1) various structures for training programs, (2) group procedures for presenting information, (3) individual and small group procedures for self-exploration and situation analysis, and (4) individual or group procedures for experimental learning simulation techniques, such as case study or role playing. The taxonomy is followed by discussion of the coordination of objectives and procedures. Appended are a list of the National Advisory Commission and a seven-item list of "Resources Available" including audiovisual and written materials. (JS)
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.