ERIC Number: ED081073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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The Role of Secondary School Para-Professionals.
Stewart, Bill F.
The purpose of this study was to provide knowledge not previously available to professional educators concerning the paraprofessionals in Oregon secondary schools. The study was concerned with an analysis of differentials in paraprofessional role expectations as they occur among and between administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals. An 80-item (task) questionnaire was administered in 58 secondary schools. Statistical analyses were performed on the responses to determine which of the 80 tasks should be performed by paraprofessionals, and which of the tasks were, in fact, being performed. Study results indicate, in part, that there is a wide variation in duties assigned to secondary paraprofessionals and that almost without exception paraprofessionals were performing assigned tasks. The document includes detailed position descriptions for each of seven major categories of secondary school paraprofessionals -- library, clerical, resource center, audiovisual, student supervision, and instructional aides; and graphic artists. A brief bibliography is included. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Clerical Occupations, Job Analysis, Occupational Information, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Questionnaires, Role Perception, Secondary Schools, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Task Performance, Teacher Attitudes
Oregon School Study Council, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 ($2.50)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon