ERIC Number: ED036903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Studying the Contribution of the Paraprofessional and Planning for Their Recruitment, Selection, Training, and Use in the Wayne County Public and Nonpublic Schools. The Paraprofessional Study, Title III, ESEA.
Wayne County Intermediate School District, Detroit, MI.
The findings of a ESEA Title III study designed to assess the feasibility and utility of the paraprofessional concept in education are presented. This study involved: (1) an observation and evaluation of existing paraprofessional programs, primarily in Wayne County Michigan; (2) a comprehensive study of the literature; (3) a review of relevant community college and university course offerings; (4) an examination of negotiated contracts that include paraprofessional provisions; and (5) an analysis of an interinstitutional training program for paraprofessionals. The findings of the study are presented in the form of answers to the following key questions: (1) At what point does the work of the paraprofessional conflict with the responsibilities of the school professional? (2) What kinds of paraprofessional positions are currently held, and what additional positions are needed? (3) What types of training programs will produce desirable paraprofessional skills? and (4) What type of basic demonstration program would be of value to districts of different sizes and needs? The appendix includes a list of specific performance objectives for paraprofessionals. [Parts of document may reproduce poorly due to marginal legibility.] (JH)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Guidelines, Labor Needs, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Professional Recognition, Program Evaluation, Salaries, School Community Relationship, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Training Objectives
Dr. Arnold Glovinsky, Director Paraprofessional Training Project, 1500 Guardian Building, Detroit, Michigan 48226 (free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wayne County Intermediate School District, Detroit, MI.