ERIC Number: ED054082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Work Relations Between Professionals and Paraprofessionals in Head Start (April 1, 1969 - August 31, 1970). Interim Report.
This report focuses on the differences in work relations between teachers and teacher aides and between social workers and social service aides, using data obtained from in-depth interviews, classroom observations, and meetings at two Head Start centers. Center One, which is church sponsored, has two classrooms and 60 children, with two teachers, two teacher aides, a social worker operating out of central headquarters, and three locally based staff members (one family assistant and two family workers). Center Two is sponsored by a settlement house, with three classrooms and 90 children, three teachers and four teacher aides, and a social service staff similar to that of Center One. The work relations between teachers and aides are illustrated mainly by data from Center One, with additional material from Center Two, while the work relations between social worker and family staff are illustrated mainly by data from Center Two with additional material from Center One. The study examines the professionals' attitudes towards paraprofessionals, role definitions, and roles performed by paraprofessionals, the working relations between paraprofessionals and professionals, the kind of work ethic which develops, and the effects of employment on paraprofessionals. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Project Head Start