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ERIC Number: ED040454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 8
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Paraprofessionals and Behavioral Objectives.
Island, D. David
An introductory editorial, concerned with the "credibility gap" between educators of educators and their various constituencies, lists numerous deficiencies on the educational scene today. The bulk of the paper is limited to a discussion of two relevant items: (1) research on the use of paraprofessionals in educator training institutions; and (2) research on applying the notions of behavioral objectives and performance criteria. Five possible uses of paraprofessionals in educator training programs are discussed and examples given. Such roles as field experience supervisors, consultants, intro-school liaison and coordinating personnel community -to-college representatives, etc. were considered. With such a definition of paraprofessional roles necessarily comes a redefinition of educator roles. The concerns and fears of both groups are aired. The paper concludes, hopefully, that the notions of employment contingent upon knowledge about and proof of what one can do would eventually pervade the entire academic community. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.