ERIC Number: ED128322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Preservice and Inservice Education: A Case for Teacher Aides. Teacher Education Forum; Volume 3, Number 3.
Calvin, Richmond E.
The continued existence and value of teacher aides in school districts throughout America is dependent on the successful manipulation of a number of variables. These are quite divergent and vary from school district to school district and often within individual schools. The successful operation of each teacher aide program depends on the development, implementation, and utilization of an adequate preservice and inservice educational program. Each training aspect of preservice and inservice training programs should be based upon the needs of aides, teachers, and administrators. To solicit information pertaining to the problems and issues confronting teacher aides, 50 aides in a paraprofessional training program (Career Opportunity Program) at Indiana University at South Bend were contacted and asked to identify their most pressing concerns. They indicated that they desired clarification of their roles and duties, additional training, and they indicated a need for the development and implementation of an adequate preservice and inservice educational program. The development of preservice and inservice training programs for teacher aides is valuable in that interaction and cooperative efforts on the part of each aide, teacher, and administrator can be strengthened. A typical program should provide opportunities for each of these groups to work as a team in facilitating learning for all students. (DMT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Div. of Teacher Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 097 306, ED 108 871, ED 109 654, and SP 010 391-405