ERIC Number: ED126240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Upgrading and Credentialling Paraprofessionals: Developing New Models in Human-Service Occupations. Final Report for Phase I.
National Committee on Employment of Youth, Washington, DC.
The final report for Phase 1 of the National Committee on Employment of Youth (NCEY) demonstration project for upgrading and credentialling paraprofessionals in human-service occupations to intermediate and professional positions is directed to the occupations of: (1) addiction services worker, (2) occupational therapist, (3) public health nursing, (4) classroom teacher, and (5) child care worker. The five occupations, which were selected from more than 25 human-service occupations surveyed by NCEY, appeared to offer the most potential for successful models. The major goal of Phase 1 was to develop processes, criteria, and methodology for redesigning staffing patterns and training curricula. More than three-fourths of the document consists of individual chapters which discuss each occupation and describe significant and distinctive model features, progress in developing the model, and future steps. Similar features of the five models include: promotional systems based on performance-based criteria, collaboration of recognized institutions to develop alternative routes to more relevant credentials, academic credit toward advancement and transferable credentials, work sites used as learning sites for in-service training, and year-round operation. All are directed toward low-level, human service employees largely representing minority groups. (Author/EA)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Child Caregivers, Competency Based Education, Credentials, Drug Addiction, Human Services, Inservice Education, Labor Force Development, Minority Groups, Models, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Paraprofessional Personnel, Promotion (Occupational), Public Health, Service Occupations, Staff Development, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: National Committee on Employment of Youth, Washington, DC.