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ERIC Number: ED028107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Pages: 3
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The Paraprofessional as Student.
Ward, Eric J.
Teacher Education News and Notes, v20 n1 p3-5 14-15 Oct-Nov 1968
Training programs for paraprofessional school personnel, growing out of the employment needs of the economically disadvantaged and the personnel needs of schools, are not useful in providing for the presumed goals of the paraprofessional--to become a teacher. To attain accreditation in most states, paraprofessionals must participate in a college program of teacher education. Most colleges, geared to the needs of the middle-class white student, have not served the disadvantaged because of the defeatist attitudes towards these students held in colleges, high admission standards, and the inherent subjectivity and lack of accuracy in present teacher potential evaluation criteria. (In many colleges this is the result of a confusion between academic and professional standards.) However, the success of programs such as The City University of New York's Paraprofessional Teacher Education program (which integrates a teacher education curriculum with paraprofessional work) shows that demands for a college education for the economically disadvantaged are slowly being met. (A four-item bibliography is included.) (SM)
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