ERIC Number: ED130701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Education Associate: A Suggested Two-year Curriculum.
Richardson, Jim A.; And Others
This guide presents a model curriculum for use in developing programs to meet the needs for paraprofessionals in the helping services. Five options are offered in the curriculum: Counselor Associate, Early Childhood Associate, Recreation Associate, Social Service Associate, and Teacher Associate. The curriculum is structured so that students may acquire basic skills and receive a diploma after one year and/or may continue for a second year in preparation for more advanced and responsible positions. The basic curriculum for any one of the five program options includes a three quarter required core of courses, followed by an additional three quarters of studies and practica in the area of specialization. The structured flexibility of the program allows the common core of courses to supply the educational experiences needed for all options at the diploma level. A higher degree of specialization, when pursued by the student, leads to the associate degree. The document reviews staffing and equipment needs of helping services programs, presents suggested course outlines and course descriptions, and lists organizations/information sources relevant to each of the program options and to employment opportunities. (JDS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.