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Hiring para professionals: a problem or a challenge?



Hiring para professionals: a problem or a challenge?



Journal of Extension 16(November/December): 30-33



This paper briefly describes the following problems which may face a USA extension agent who acquires a team of paraprofessionals: (1) Regarding the paraprofessionals' accomplishments as a threat to his professionalism; (2) The temptation to hire over-qualified personnel; (3) The professional's attitude/class background may be a barrier to developing a team spirit with the paraprofessionals; (4) Paraprofessionals may lose their indigenous character through constant contact with a different environment; (5) Fear of delegation; (6) The necessity to encourage paraprofessionals to seek new, challenging jobs elsewhere.

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