ERIC Number: ED066735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Teacher Aide and Supervising Teacher Training Project Report 1971-1972.
Parkland Coll., Champaign, IL.
Concern for student improvement and recognition of the importance of individualizing instruction provided the rationale for this project. A definite need was seen for paraprofessionals to help teachers with instruction, not just with clerical work. The project was organized so that teacher aides received on-the-job experience concurrently with their own college work. Three goals were identified: to recruit, select, and train aides for grades K through twelve; to provide workshops for master teachers to help them use and supervise their aides; and to distinguish clearly the responsibilities of aides and teachers. The report includes descriptions of the organization of the project, the recruitment of candidates, the selection of aides and teachers, the orientation of the teachers, the preservice and inservice curriculum, a teachers' workshop, an evaluation of the program, a data and summary section, placement and followup, and an appendix. The project was judged successful--of the 18 students graduated, 67 percent have been placed on the job for 1971 and 1972 and 33 percent are returning to school. (DI)
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Classroom Observation Techniques, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Master Teachers, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Practicum Supervision, Practicums, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, School Administration, Teacher Aides, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Interns, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Placement, Urban Teaching
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Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Parkland Coll., Champaign, IL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Professions Development Act