ERIC Number: ED054776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Paraprofessionals in Community College Pupil Personnel Services.
San Joaquin Delta Coll., Stockton, CA.
Increased counseling loads matched with decreasing school funds have resulted in many community colleges examining more closely the use of paraprofessionals in pupil personnel services. These new and specialized positions are supposed to free the counselor from many of his less demanding tasks. A questionnaire was developed and sent to all California community colleges to determine: (1) how receptive counselors, administrators, and counselor educators are to the concept of using paraprofessionals in pupil personnel services, and (2) to what extent these same groups agree or disagree on selection, training, supervision, and function of paraprofessionals in these services. Eighty-eight per cent of those sampled returned the questionnaire. Five tables were constructed to present the data: (I) Subdivision of Questionnaire Content into Categories. (II) Description of the Populations in Frequencies and Proportions, (III) Tabulation of Frequency and Percentage, (IV) Tabulation of Frequency and Percentage of Responses to Selection Categories, and (V) Tabulation of Frequency and Percentage of Responses to Training Categories. The tables indicated counselor, administrator, and counselor-educator attitudes toward paraprofessionals. Chi-square statistics are available on request. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: San Joaquin Delta Coll., Stockton, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Northern California Presidents Conference, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, October 10-12, 1971