ERIC Number: ED117106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-10
Reference Count: N/A
Student Paraprofessional Housing Program for Student Living.
Eggeman, Ken W.
Concordia Teachers College recognizes the need for creating a humane and developmental environment for student living. In an attempt to achieve this objective, a student paraprofessional housing program has been designed and implemented. Initially, this involved the removal of all professionally trained personnel in the student living units. Secondly, a sophisticated selection and training model was developed and designed to utilize students to replace the professional personnel in the student living units. As a result of this program, 45 to 50 students are trained each year in the skills of interpersonal communication, problem solving, goal development, and people management. While the paraprofessional utilizes these skills in the student living units, all students have an opportunity to observe the applicability of these skills in people-to-people types of environments. The evaluation process has indicated a strong degree of success with almost all students viewing the trained paraprofessional as a highly skilled person. In addition, graduate study surveys indicate that the paraprofessional program has added a valuable dimension to the overall teacher education program. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Concordia Teachers Coll., Seward, NE.