Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1970

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

J. Wesley Crum

Second Committee Member

William G. Gaskell

Third Committee Member

Richarl J. L. Covington


A growing number of school districts have used teacher aides or paraprofessionals. State Boards of Education have voiced concern that directors and administrators develop and follow sound personnel policies in the hiring of teacher aides. It was the purpose of this study to propose guidelines for (1) selection of teacher aides, (2) training of teacher aides, (3) supervision of teacher aides, and (4) evaluation of teacher aides. The increasing use of teacher aides has focused attention on a need for an organized program related to the problem. This study investigated programs which proposed guidelines administrators and teachers could use in the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of teacher aides.