ERIC Number: ED072549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
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The Status and Role of Lunchroom Aides in Selected New York State School Districts. Phase Two of a Continuing Study -- School Paraprofessionals: Roles and Job Satisfactions.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. New York Research Coordinating Unit.; State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Agricultural Education Div. at Cornell Univ.
In the first phase of this study (see ED 040 133), data revealed that lunchroom aides constituted the largest category of paraprofessionals in both paid and voluntary respects. Inasmuch as the lunchroom aide was found to be the most common paraprofessional, the decision was made to study this type of paraprofessional in depth. Questionnaires were sent to principals, all lunchroom aides, and 25 percent of the teachers in 150 randomly selected schools qualified for inclusion in the study based on the use of three or more lunchroom aides working in the building. The response rate constituted 89.3 percent of the total requested. Survey results are provided in tables and texts under the headings (1) profile of lunchroom aides, (2) working environment of the lunchroom aide, (3) participants' perceptions of lunchroom aides job, (4) lunchroom aide employment procedures and policies, and (5) lunchroom aides' perceived and preferred roles. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Food Service, Job Satisfaction, Lunch Programs, Nonprofessional Personnel, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Participant Characteristics, Questionnaires, Role Perception, Tables (Data), Work Environment
Bureau of Occupational Education Research, New York State Education Department, Albany, New York 12224 (No price quoted)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. New York Research Coordinating Unit.; State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Agricultural Education Div. at Cornell Univ.