ERIC Number: ED035580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of the Teacher and His Staff Concept Project. Research Report No. 2, Evaluation Report.
Brunson, Quinn; And Others
This report evaluates the second year of the Title III project in which one full-time paraprofessional was provided for each six professional members of the instructional staffs in one junior high and two elementary schools. The main sections contain description of (1) the use of teacher logs and teacher aide logs to determine the direct cost to utility ratio for aides and to determine whether the aide affected the activities of the teacher, (2) efforts to validate the 60-item Teacher Aide Attitude Inventory (TAAI) developed for use in the project, (3) use of the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory (MTAI) to determine if teachers utilized aides to improve their own rapport with children, (4) design and use of the Teacher Activity Instrument (TAI) to measure change in the amount of time teachers spent carrying out certain tasks and change in teacher perceptions regarding uses of aides, (5) use of the Purdue Teacher Opinionaire (PTO) to measure teacher morale as it related to the availability of aides, (6) development and use of the 20-item Teacher Aide Evaluation (TAE) scale used by teachers to assess the aides with whom they worked, (7) use of all data to determine what combination of variables might best predict which teachers would use aides in a meaningful manner and which aides would be expected to achieve the highest ratings, and (8) a semantic differential study of all students in seven grades to analyze possible affective domain changes resulting from the presence of aides. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory; Purdue Teacher Opinionaire; Teacher Activity Inventory; Teacher Aide Evaluation
Note: Grand Forks Title III Project