ERIC Number: ED054047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Structured Career Development from Teacher Aide to Teacher--And Beyond.
Bowman, Garda W.; Anderson, Wilton
In the first of the two papers in this monograph, the author describes the concepts of career ladders and career lattices for paraprofessionals in education and the ways in which these concepts have been implemented in the past few years. Various aspects of implementation are examined, including functions performed, requirements for advancement, training, compensation, recruitment and selection, evaluation, and credentials and certification. Because this is a relatively new development in education, some potential problems are considered, with suggested strategies for dealing with them. Finally, the various benefits resulting from a career ladder and paraprofessional program are discussed as they apply to the student, the paraprofessional, the professional, the institution, and the community. The second paper describes in more detail the Career Opportunities Program of the U.S. Office of Education. The operation of the program is discussed and trends for the future are considered, including the use of differentiated staffs in team teaching and informal classrooms, the role of state agencies, revisions in teacher certification, the increased use of local funds, the effect of career lattices on school salary structure, and modifications in teacher training programs. There are four appendices and a bibliography. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.