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ERIC Number: ED073108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 43
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The Educational Resource Technician: Classifications and Implications.
Hilyer, Gail
This research reviewed the role and functions of the paraprofessional in the education process. The paraprofessional was defined as an individual who worked as part of an educational team, specifically complementing the instructional role of the teacher. Five general classifications of paraprofessionals were surveyed according to: (a) title; (b) relationship with the system; (c) education and/or salary; (d) skills; (e) functions and tasks. The functions and tasks of the paraprofessional were investigated further according to: (a) planning; (b) motivation; (c) instructional sequence; (d) supervision; (e) technical assistance; (f) nontechnical assistance. Implications were made for future roles of paraprofessionals in education, emphasizing expanded needs and complexities of mass education. Current needs in education in relation to the paraprofessional were also made: (a) continued research on validation of roles; (b) objective classification of tasks; (c) relevant training programs; (d) examination of team teaching; (e) the necessity of the element of humanity in education. A 4-page bibliography was included along with appendixes on specific tasks of paraprofessionals. (BRB)
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