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Date of Award


Document Type

Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

W. Preston Gleason

First Committee Member

Madeline Bunning

Second Committee Member

Thomas Cy Coleman

Third Committee Member

Arthur H. Maynard

Fourth Committee Member

Jerry B. Briscoe


The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes and opinions of selected educators and pupil personnel workers in California toward the effective utilization of paraprofessional workers in the pupil personnel services.

Three populations were identified: (1) practicing school pupil personnel administrators; and (3) professors in those California colleges which are accredited to recommend candidates for Designated Services Credential in Pupil Personnel Services.

It was a related interest of this study that from the data which would emerge guidelines and criteria might be suggested for: (1) the effective utilization of paraprofessional personnel; (2) the methods and techniques for the selection of such personnel; and (3) the training methods and procedures for such personnel.



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