Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

Augustine Garcia

First Committee Member

Fe Hufana

Second Committee Member

Randall Rockey

Third Committee Member

Graciela de Urteaga

Fourth Committee Member

Armand P. Maffia


The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship among variables which are integral to the \role of the bilingual-bicultural instructional aide and reflect the perceptions of teachers, instructional aides, and administrators working in bilingual classroom settings The study concerned itself with: (1) the role functions of the instructional aide, (2) the frequency of occurrence of these functions, and (3) the effectiveness of the instructional aide ·in performing these functions. The study also investigated two significant relationships: (1) assumed role functions and frequency of occurrence of these and (2) assumed role functions and effectiveness of role performance. From the results of the investigation, it was hoped that the following objectives would be accomplished: (l) the development of a more precise consensus role definition fol" the bilingual-bicultural instructional aide~ (2) the reduction of discrepancies between the ideal and actual role functions of these paraprofessionals~ and (3) the evaluation of weak areas of job performance in order to recommend specific training.

The need for the study was reviewed in the education literature which pointed out diversities in the legal status of aides, inconsistencies regarding their role functions and a scarcity of research that has dealt with their perceived role functions and effectiveness of role performance.



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