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ERIC Number: ED051119
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Differentiated Staffing.
Allen, Dwight W.; Kline, Lloyd W.
The traditional educational structure requires the teacher to be part bookkeeper, part clerical assistant, and part psychologist, among other roles, while his salary scale is based on length of service. Differentiated staffing offers ways of changing this pattern. The details of differentiated duties are largely a matter of local option and available resources, and local priorities and criteria must be established. Three interesting questions are 1) What are we now doing within our school program, whether we recognize it or not, that makes use of different kinds of skill, responsibility, and reward? 2) What responsibilities have been established in other fields that could be recognized as worth initiating in education? and 3) What responsibilities or skills might be identified or generated or created as education seeks new structures, new patterns, new roles, perhaps even new purposes? Many potential models can grow from modifying the present staffing model with help provided by clerks, proctors, and technical, teaching and research assistants. Clerical services could be expanded or elaborated, and the use of team teaching could be increased. Students could be used as a systematic and constructive teaching resource. Other models could group students in platoons, each with its own leader, or use "village fair,""bread man,""road show," or "assembly line" techniques. Community resources could also be more widely used. (MBM)
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