ERIC Number: ED029829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Career Development for Auxiliary Personnel in Education.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Teacher Education and Certification.
Guidelines for planning a program for the utilization and career development of paraprofessional school personnel are presented. Five basic premises on which these guidelines are based are outlined in the opening section: that the involvement of paraprofessionals in a career development program within a school improves the classroom learning environment, increases home-school-child interaction, causes the development of increased social relevance in educational program planning, motivates the paraprofessional to increased competence and personal growth, and improves the quality of the total educational process. Composing the major portion of the document are sections (each containing a rationale) on specific action recommendations, including program planning; selection, recruitment, and placement of paraprofessionals; possible functions of paraprofessionals; career development for paraprofessionals (with educational requirements and job levels for advancement); training procedures for paraprofessionals emphasizing the need for continuing inservice education and joint training for teachers and the paraprofessionals with whom they work; and certification of paraprofessionals. A glossary of terms and an example of a career ladder are included. (SM)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Teacher Education and Certification.