ERIC Number: ED090205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
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Guidelines for Differentiated Staffing. The Mentor Experience.
Mentor Exempted Village School District, OH.
This list of eight guidelines includes a brief review of the literature related to differentiated staffing and a description of the historical development and implementation of differentiated staffing in one school district. It is based on the Mentor Ohio Exempted Village School District's five years' experience with differentiated staffing in two open-space schools and results directly from a 3-year ESEA Title III project. The Mentor model concentrated on two major goals: a) determining the effect of differentiated staffing upon students, staff, program, and the teaching-learning process and b) the development and implementation of a model program for individualized professional and paraprofessional growth needs, both individual and organizational. Each of the eight guidelines is presented with a rationale based on the Mentor experience. The overall recommendation of the report is that theoretical rather than empirically tested models of differentiated staffing should be imposed since the benefits of early implementation of such a program will far outweigh the few additional problems resulting from lack of pilot testing the procedures. (Author/HMD)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mentor Exempted Village School District, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III