ERIC Number: ED103681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Human Service Training Project: Final Report.
Wright, Joan W.
Part 1 of the report focuses on project operations to train paraprofessionals for employment in human services, briefly describing the community college instructional program with reference to enrollment, courses, grading, fieldwork, supportive services, proficiency examinations, preceptor training, articulation, the advisory committee, instructional resources for child care, and career exploration in secondary schools. Part 2, the longer section of the report, provides an evaluation of the project in the following areas: status of human service paraprofessionals in Cortland and Tompkins Counties (N. Y.); progress toward career development in the two counties; the effect of participation in educational development on aide job performance; details of the development of proficiency examinations; and conclusions regarding the human service training project. The salutary outcomes of the project included the development and implementation of a curriculum and the demonstration of successful cooperation between community college, university, and community agencies in the operation of the program. About 70 pages of appended materials include: a course evaluation form, student performance self-rating inventory, proficiency examinations for two courses, summative evaluations of five preceptor workshops, announcement of a seminar on supervision of paraprofessionals, the members of the advisory committee, and a rating scale for evaluating an aide. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Educational Development, Educational Programs, Human Services, Job Training, Paraprofessional Personnel, Performance Tests, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Supervisory Training, Two Year Colleges
N.Y.S. College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.; Tompkins-Cortland Community Coll., Groton, NY.