ERIC Number: ED058438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Social Service Aide Project: Pilot B. Final Report.
Chicago City Colleges, IL. Human Services Inst.
As part of the Career Options Research and Development (CORD) Project, Pilot B sought to develop curriculums for the training of paraprofessionals for the human services areas. The curriculum development process followed a systems approach and held to the belief that graduates of these new programs should possess both horizontal and vertical mobility. Specific activities of Project B were as follows: (1) the collection and analysis of task data to determine the range of tasks performed by professionals and paraprofessionals, (2) the grouping of tasks by level of skill and discretionary decision making, (3) the development of curriculums based on the task analysis, (4) the teaching and evaluation of the curriculums, (5) experimentation in adapting the curriculums to the needs of local agencies, and (6) the identification of the need for and the development of new instructional materials. In regard to curriculum evaluation, a questionnaire survey seems to indicate that training which accompanies practice has greater meaning to the trainer than training which precedes practice. However, further research is necessary to determine whether this implication is true in other situations. (JS)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Comprehensive and Vocational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago City Colleges, IL. Human Services Inst.