Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Roger R. Ries
This study examined how closely guidelines proposed by Ender, Schuette, & Neuberger (1984) are being followed for training of career services peer paraprofessionals and how programs have changed since the mid 1980s. Surveys were sent to supervisors and peer paraprofessionals at 161 offices of career services at colleges and universities throughout the United States which were identified by McKenzie and Manoogian-O'Dell (1988) as having active paraprofessional programs.;Research questions were asked regarding (1) training content, (2) evaluation of paraprofessionals, and (3) form of reimbursement for services. It was concluded that proposed guidelines are being implemented with regard to compensation, but are not followed regarding methods of evaluation. Since the mid 1980s, some programs have dissolved due to budget-related issues. However, in existing programs, inclusion of multicultural relations as a training topic has increased.;Further study is needed in the areas of individual and program evaluation, particularly with regard to discrepancies between peer and supervisor perceptions.
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Whitt, Melissa Jayne, "Training peer paraprofessionals in career services: An analysis of current practices" (1993). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1539618889.