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ERIC Number: ED044235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Aides: A Project Report.
Cleveland, Albert Allan
Evaluation findings of a teacher aide project implemented in grades 4 to 12 of a small rural school via the SEARCH (Selection of Educational Alternatives for Rural Change) program during the second semester of the 1969-70 school term are given. The project--carried out in the County of Lacombe in Alberta, Canada--made 2 aides available to all teachers on a first-come-first-serve basis. Due to such constraints as a short life-span of the project, a small number of observed teachers, and a possible lack of consistency in observers' recordings, conclusions are not put forward; however, trends are noted. Teachers appeared to have spent less time in school after aides were introduced; teachers varied in ability and willingness to make use of the aides' services; and teachers appeared to allocate less time to clerical tasks after the aides were introduced. Students perceived that teachers were better prepared after the aides were introduced and felt that the aides were more understanding of students than were teachers. Community members were generally supportive of the program but expressed a need for more school-to-home communication. This report is not intended to show correct or incorrect ways of utilizing aides but should be viewed as being feedback which will assist the teachers concerned in any modifications deemed desirable. Four tables are included. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Alberta Human Resources Research Council, Edmonton.
Identifiers: Canada