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ERIC Number: EJ807070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
Para-Professionals in Further Education: Changing Roles in Vocational Delivery
Scott, Gill
Management in Education, v19 n3 p24-27 2005
Roles and structures within further education colleges seem to be in constant change and development; roles are becoming blurred, and lecturers are taking on more management tasks. Alongside this has been the development of para-professional roles, using non-lecturers to undertake teaching tasks. This can allow for the greater involvement of lecturers in the management and quality assurance aspects of the curriculum, leaving the delivery and assessment to others. This could be seen as a downgrading of the skills and expertise required in the classroom, in contrast to the drive to "professionalise" the Further Education lecturer role through the development of Qualified Teacher: Learning & Skills (QT:LS) status. This article explores the potential benefits of the para-professional role for colleges, through data drawn from a regional survey, and focuses further upon findings from a case study investigation of the role within one college.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)