This paper reviews the rise during the 1960's and the apparent decline during the 1970's of social work's support of the paraprofessional and concludes that failure to follow through unequivocally on its early commitment to the paraprofessional is likely to create future difficulties for the profession.
Brawley, Edward A.
"Social Work's Diminished Commitment to the Paraprofessional,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 7
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol7/iss5/10