ERIC Number: ED084734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Utilization of Teacher Aides in Public School Programs for Emotionally Handicapped Children.
Carmen, Gary O., Ed.
Summarized are proceedings of a 3-day special institute in Syracuse, New York, for teachers and paraprofessionals to examine the role of the teacher aide in public school programs for emotionally disturbed children. Noted in two greetings are types of aides such as audiovisual aides or lunchroom aides in New York public schools, amendments to education laws that focus on teacher aide certification, and the functions of the interstate certification project. In the keynote address, Dr. Joseph Halliwell discusses widespread confusion over the role of aides and outlines a procedure for the training and effective utilization of aides. Considered in a presentation on teacher aides in public schools are recruitment and selection, role definition, training, and evaluation. Teacher aides and the medical model are the subjects of the following paper. Reported upon is a workshop for participants to discuss the role of aides with emotionally disturbed children and to discover individual talents for better aide utilization. Focused upon in a panel discussion are such topics as goal setting for emotionally disturbed children and the career ladder for aides. Additional paper is included in which is is maintained that putting aides on the career ladder compromises teaching as a profession. In a conference evaluation it is reported that participants were generally enthusiastic despite an unsatisfied expectancy for learning how to handle emotionally disturbed children. (MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Teacher Education and Certification.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. for Handicapped Children.
Note: Proceedings of the Special Study Institute (Febraury 17-19, 1971, Syracuse, New York)