ERIC Number: ED032243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-11
Reference Count: 0
EPDA Institute for the Pre-Service Training of Media Aides (August 18, 1969-January 10, 1970).
Bridgeport Univ., CT.
The University, in consortium with Project SPRED (Southwestern Connecticut Title III ESEA agency) proposes a program to provide preservice training of paraprofessionals to work with media specialists and school faculty as media aides. Recently adopted standards and difficulties arising from the use of untrained persons attest to the need. Efforts will be made to encourage members of minority and culturally disadvantaged groups to enroll in the program, which will provide training in the role and function of the media program and the media aide and in the skills of scheduling, distribution, preparation, and production of materials and operation of equipment. Adapted from the University student teacher program and utilizing facilities of the University and seven cooperating schools, the program has three phases: two weeks of intense on-campus training, 21 days of work experience (three days in each of seven school library and instructional materials centers), and a series of seminars. Faculty will include university instructors and supervisors of the centers, who will instruct trainees in the on-campus phase and supervise their off-campus experience. (Included in this proposal for additional federal funding are institute schedules and information on program content, staff qualifications, technical capabilities to be developed in trainees, and project evaluation and dissemination plans.) (Author/JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bridgeport Univ., CT.