ERIC Number: ED055392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Training of Nonprofessionals in Early Childhood Education Centers. Vol. 1, No. 11.
Texas Univ., Austin. Dept. of Special Education.
Written for personnel in early childhood education who are planning training programs for nonprofessionals, the paper outlines a program for training instructional aides who will be actively involved in the teaching process, unlike volunteers or teacher aides. Some major problems and general guidelines for training and employing nonprofessionals in early childhood education centers are presented. The major portion of the document is devoted to a detailed description of the 2-year training program for instructional aides at the Houston Speech and Hearing Center, planned in cooperation with the Houston Vocational Guidance Service - New Careers. Basic educational training and a salary for the trainees was provided by New Careers personnel, while the Center provided the on-the-job training and assumed one-half of the trainees' salaries during the second year of training. Trainees underwent instructional aide training after completing basic teacher aide training. Described are coordination of the two organizations, content of courses taught, sample schedules, involvement of regular teaching staff, job descriptions for each sequence of the program, characteristics of trainees, sample trainee projects, and evaluation methods. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Dept. of Special Education.