ERIC Number: ED108088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
National Study of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Workers, Work, and Organizational Contexts, Research Report No. 3. Overview Study of Employment of Paraprofessionals.
Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This document has four major objectives: (1) to synthesize and summarize the relevant literature on the employment of paraprofessionals; (2) to present the insights and impressions gained from experiences in a limited field investigation; (3) to relate both the literature and the field investigation to a conceptual framework; and (4) to discuss the knowledge gained from the literature and the field experiences for its operational implications for managers and decision makers in the social welfare and rehabilitation services. A framework was used to organize the literature into five major sections--antecedents of the paraprofessional movement, a description of paraprofessional workers, their utilization, their assimilation into organizations, the consequences of employing them--and to develop concepts for constructing instruments for collecting data in the field.(Author/PC)
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Field Studies, Literature Reviews, Models, Nonprofessional Personnel, Rehabilitation Programs, Research Projects, Social Workers
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 1760-00125, $3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.