ERIC Number: ED059171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Paraprofessionals in Schools. How New Careerists Bolster Education.
National School Public Relations Association, Washington, DC.
This special report examines the increasing use of paraprofessionals and has chapters on the following topics: 1) "How It All Began," with the introduction of more adults into the classroom and the development of a nationwide 'Career Opportunities Program' (COP); 2) "Paraprofessionals on the Job," including profiles of an inner-city and a suburban aide, and a description of the duties of the instructional aide, the suburban aide, the community aide, and others; 3) "Recruiting and Hiring the Paraprofessional"; 4) "How and Where To Assign Aides"; 5) "Supervising the Aide," with questions which help to pinpoint duties and suggestions for becoming a more successful aide; 6) "Training the Paraprofessional," with additional suggestions for teacher training and team training, and information on programs in Arizona, Georgia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, and Delaware; 7) "Evaluation of Aides and Aide Programs"; 8) "Planning, Administration, and Funds"; 9) "How the States Stand on Aides"; 10) "Teacher Associations Eye the Aides"; 11) "Pros and Cons"; 12) "Teachers Losing Fear of Aides"; and 13) "Sample Programs" in Minneapolis, New York City, Dade County Florida and multiunit schools in 27 states. (MBM)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Nonprofessional Personnel, Paraprofessional School Personnel, School Aides, Teacher Aides
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Authoring Institution: National School Public Relations Association, Washington, DC.