ERIC Number: ED035062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-30
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Social Service Aide Project for the Education and Training of Paraprofessionals. Final Report.
Soong, Robert K.; And Others
This is the final report of Phase I research pertaining to the Social Service Aide Project. This project has made it possible for four community colleges and the Metropolitan YMCA to jointly explore the feasibility of vocational training and exemplary education of paraprofessionals for new and perhaps unprecedented career entry in the field of social service. This project was able to conduct functional task analysis of jobs in 16 human service agencies. From 217 interviews and extended observations, the project task force has recorded over 2,000 tasks, which upon restructuring, produces new job descriptions for career ladders in 7 related functions: community organization, health service, group work, social service administration, case work, child care, and mental health. The findings to date indicate the feasibility of utilizing the existing resources of the community colleges for a correspondingly restructured core curriculum to facilitate the widest possible choice of career entry. This report therefore presents the beginning works of both the career ladders (lattices) and the core curriculum on the two-year college level. Additional research is anticipated in Phase II, to refine the methodology and design, validate the findings, and to exemplify more promising alternatives to career entry and advancement in human services. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, IL.