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ERIC Number: ED043811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 23
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The Teacher Aide...An Answer to the Teacher Shortage.
Axford, Roger W.
The Maine State Department of Education and the Continuing Education Division of Maine State University provided a series of summer institutes in 1968 at selected university locations throughout the state for presently employed or prospective teacher aides. Courses were offered to 116 teacher aides in education and the teacher aide, classroom psychology, instructional media, library work, safety and health, school record keeping, and communication (written and oral). Teacher aides felt they had benefitted from the experience and made suggestions for additional areas for future instruction. Testimony taken by institute directors from certified teachers showed that some teachers are reluctant to use teacher aides, but others are enthusiastic about the potential for more extended use of them. Institute leaders urged that teachers should be trained to use paraprofessionals; that five courses be accepted as a core for teacher aide training; and that the institutes should be continued but over a longer period. (State Department of Education guidelines for employment of teacher aides is included.) (PR)
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Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Identifiers: Maine