ERIC Number: ED143824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Paraprofessionals in Home Economics Programs for Low-Income Families.
Leidenfrost, Nancy B.; And Others
This booklet was developed as a guide for home economists who are responsible for teaching paraprofessionals (individuals who usually have no college degree and are trained and supervised by county home economists) how to teach low-income families. The content is in seven short sections: (1) Planning the Program discusses available resources, understanding your audience, determining objectives, community involvement, program records, and compliance with federal employment regulations; (2) Employing Paraprofessionals covers job descriptions, recruiting, interviewing applicants, selection criteria, notifying applicants, and an employee handbook; (3) Training Paraprofessionals discusses designing and implementing the training curriculum; (4) Reaching The Audience presents information on teaching paraprofessionals how to find and recruit clientele; (5) Teaching Low-Income Families discusses understanding the learner, identifying the learner's needs and interests, and teaching techniques; (6) Supervision covers the supervisor's role, employee morale and job satisfaction, rules, autocratic versus human relations approach, counseling interviews, performance appraisals, and rewarding paraprofessionals; (7) Evaluating the Program discusses what evaluation is, steps in evaluating, and evaluation tools and techniques. An appendix includes steps for gaining community support of the program; sample employment application; self-evaluation form for aides; hierarchy of human needs (suggestions for teaching); supervisor's form for evaluating an aide's performance; and a food behavior check list. (EM)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Community Involvement, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Extension Education, Home Economics, Job Training, Low Income Groups, Needs Assessment, Paraprofessional Personnel, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Selection, Program Content, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Recruitment, Teacher Education, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC. Div. of Home Economics.