ERIC Number: ED099349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-15
Community Educational Aides in Open Space Schools. An ESEA Title III Project. Annual Evaluation Report, 1973-74.
Peck, Hugh I.
This report of the Community Educational Aides in Open Space School project evaluates the role and function of educational paraprofessionals in open space schools, in this case the elementary-level Bruce-Monroe School in Washington, D.C. The project entailed the employment of 13 aides during the 1973-74 school year to assist 23 Bruce-Monroe teachers. The evaluation assessed all aides, teachers, and students at the school. Two criterion-referenced tests--the Prescriptive Reading Test--as well as self-observation scales were administered to the students. Aides completed two questionnaires--Role and Function Study and Aide Time Allotment Study. Teachers completed Educator's Professional Values Scale and Teacher Time Allotment Study. The purpose of the aides program was seen as the selection, training, and utilization of citizens of the local community as education aides; the encouragement of career advancement; increased school/community communication; improvement in the teaching/learning environment; training for paraprofessionals; and improvement in student and adult self-concept. Detailed analyses of results are included. (JCW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.