ERIC Number: ED033909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pilot Student-Teacher Aide Program for the Lincoln Parish School Board. Final Report.
Coco, Harold B.
The Lincoln Parish School Board, with assistance from the Gulf South Research Institute staff, conducted a 10-week pilot student-teacher aide program in which 72 college education majors worked as teacher aides in eight high schools and elementary schools for approximately 10 hours a week at $1.50 per hour. Consultants for the program were hired at Louisiana Polytechnic Institute and Grambling College to screen and hire aides on the basis of academic standing and financial need. An orientation program was conducted to instruct them concerning duties and responsibilities, and seminars were held to help coordinate the program. An evaluation program involved analysis of aides' and teachers' use of time in terms of specific instructional and non-instructional duties, analysis of teacher aide questionnaires, and summary of teachers' and administrators' comments at the termination of the program. Conclusions were that college education majors are well qualified to fill teacher aide positions; that they gain valuable on-the-job experience as such; and that the working relationship between colleges of education and local school systems can serve to strengthen the education curriculum on the college level. (Included are recommendations based on the program; background information on Lincoln Parish; description of planning and administrative procedures; and complete results of the program evaluation including aide job descriptions and tables of duties and responsibilities.) (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gulf South Research Inst., Baton Rouge, LA.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana