ERIC Number: ED100824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Implications of the Employment of Auxiliary School Personnel. Report No. C-74303.
Enns, John; And Others
This report outlines some problems and questions regarding the employment of teacher aides and other auxiliary personnel and proposes some solutions. Three papers are included. "The Role of Auxiliary Personnel in School Programs and Processes" reports that employing auxiliary personnel allows teachers more time on tasks of a higher professional order and enables greater individualization of the schools' instructional staff, program, and process, but reports no evidence of any major positive impact on the quality of education. "The Preparation and Certification of Auxiliary Personnel" distinguishes between instructional and school aides and concludes that auxiliary personnel may perform a valid function in education if they are properly trained and the teachers are aware of the tasks they are expected to perform. "Implications for the Economic Status of Teachers" states that (Canadian) teachers should examine the issues and trends respecting auxiliary personnel, agree on organizational forms and objectives, and place themselves in a position of action toward the changes in the educational milieu. Statistics on teacher aides in Canadian schools are appended. (JCW)
Descriptors: Certification, Economic Status, Educational Problems, Employment, School Aides, Staff Role, Tables (Data), Teacher Aides, Teachers, Training
Canadian Teachers' Federation, 110 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1B4 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).