ERIC Number: ED243318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual-Crosscultural Teacher Aides: A Resource Guide.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Bilingual Bicultural Education.
The guide is intended as a resource for California school district personnel who need to revise or establish criteria for hiring and training bilingual-crosscultural teacher aides. An introductory chapter documents the need for bilingual teachers and bilingual-crosscultural aides, hiring and training needs and provisions, and regulations concerning the school district's role in this process. A chapter of legal background information outlines the legal definition of a bilingual-crosscultural aide, school district administrative responsibilities, the qualifications and responsibilities of the aides as defined in various state codes, and program and staffing requirements for kindergarten through grade 6 and for grades 7 through 12, including specific information for each type of group or individual learning program. A review of related literature looks at the role of the teacher aide, training programs, effectiveness in role performance, the need for a theoretical base, and recommendations for action. A chapter covering the selection, hiring, and training of aides outlines minimum entry-level and long-range target qualifications and the process of establishing district criteria, and contains a checklist and procedural recommendations. Suggested role functions of the aide and areas where aide training may be needed within the curriculum are charted in a subsequent section, and a concluding chapter presents information about the training and financial assistance available to candidates wishing to pursue career-ladder teacher training opportunities. (MSE)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Financial Support, Inservice Teacher Education, Legal Responsibility, Literature Reviews, Teacher Aides, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teacher Selection
Publication Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($3.50, plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Bilingual Bicultural Education.