ERIC Number: ED102385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Demonstration, Developmental and Research Project for Programs, Materials, Facilities, and Educational Technology for Undereducated Adults: Ohio State Module. Utilization of Paraprofessionals in Rural ABE Programs. Final Report.
Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Basic Education Demonstration Center.; Scioto Valley Local School District, Piketon, OH.
The Ohio Project was aimed at the training and utilization of indigenous paraprofessionals in order to provide additional services needed to improve rural Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs. The 1970-71 project activities involved participants and personnel from eight ABE centers and three home instruction units. Over 300 students, mostly rural Appalachian whites of southern Ohio, were included in the study. The major objective of the project was to collect information related to procedures and activities developed for the selection, training, and effective use of paraprofessionals who provide services for these rural ABE students and programs. The report lists a number of subobjectives related to the duties, responsibilities, qualities, and characteristics of competent paraprofessionals. Information was gathered by observational techniques, teacher-student ratings, and logged activities. Student data was collected through interviews, personal histories, achievement test records, letters, and questionnaires. Appended materials make up half of the document and include: the agenda of a preservice staff development workshop, selection criteria, demographic data, sample interviews and other survey instruments, job descriptions for ABE home instruction aides and learning laboratory technicians, materials evaluation, and student questionnaire results. (Author/MW)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Data Collection, Demonstration Centers, Educational Objectives, Educationally Disadvantaged, Home Instruction, Labor Force Development, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Personnel Needs, Program Evaluation, Research and Development Centers, Rural Education, Staff Development, Staff Utilization, State Programs, Student Projects, Teacher Education, Teachers, Teaching Methods, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Basic Education Demonstration Center.; Scioto Valley Local School District, Piketon, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio