ERIC Number: ED032277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Parameters of the Teacher Aide Role: A Study of Teacher Aides in Selected Gulf Coast School Districts. Final Report.
A survey was conducted to provide information of use to school administrators as they plan for initial or continued use of paraprofessional personnel. A questionnaire was developed for use in interviews with 63 principals, supervising teachers and librarians, and teacher aides in 17 randomly selected Texas school districts in the GUSREDA (Gulf School Research Development Association) area. Aims were to determine what teacher aides do; what type of assignments prove most effective; whether specific tasks can be performed as well by aides as by teachers; how aides support the learning process and whether they have a positive effect on it; whether it is possible for aides and certified teachers to work together effectively in planning and improving the learning process; whether or not they can successfully perform their duties without special training; and whether definitive job descriptions should be established. (Included in the presentation and interpretive discussion of data are sections on (1) the aide programs: duties, qualifications, recruitment, selection, assignment, training, conditions of employment, and how aides view their role; (2) critical issues: administrative, interpersonal, behavioral; and (3) conclusions: defining the role of aides, training and utilizing them, and funding the program. The interview questionnaire is included.) (JS)
Gulf School Research Development Association, 3801 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77004 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sears-Roebuck Foundation, Skokie, IL.
Authoring Institution: Gulf School Research Development Association, Houston, TX.