ERIC Number: ED088604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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The Organization of Work in a Preschool Setting: Work Relations Between Professionals and Paraprofessionals in Four Head Start Centers. Final Report.
Jacobson, Claire; Drije, Carla
This report describes work relations between teachers and teacher aides and between social workers and social service aides and focuses on an interpretation of differences in work relations between the teaching and social work components in Head Start. Specifically, attitudes of professionals toward the employment of paraprofessionals are investigated, including the types of role definitions evolved. Effects of employment on the paraprofessional in terms of status, self-image, and performance of family roles are also discussed. Results indicated that teachers had more positive attitudes toward teacher aides than social workers had towards social service aides. Results are discussed in terms of values and role perceptions of teachers versus social workers. (CS)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.