ERIC Number: ED030933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Background Information: National Conference on the Paraprofessional, Career Advancement, and Pupil Learning.
New York Univ., NY. New Careers Development Center.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
This conference report, which includes the findings of the Bank Street College of Education survey on the use of paraprofessionals in education, traces the development of paraprofessionals in the classroom from the Depression era until the present time. While their early use was seen as an aide to the teacher, recent use is seen as part of an anti-poverty strategy whereby low income, minimally-educated auxiliaries may increase their self concept by serving as role models for the disadvantaged. Preliminary results of a survey now being conducted by the Office of Education indicate that in 1968 there were more than 57,000 teacher aides at work in the public schools. Recommendations of the Bank Street study are summarized according to five basic study premises, each of which seeks to increase involvement of paraprofessionals in the educational system for the contribution they can make to education, to their local communities, and to their own career development. (CJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Education Association, Washington, DC. National Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. New Careers Development Center.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.