ERIC Number: ED418359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-5
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Bridging the Millennia.
The field of rehabilitation counseling faces many uncertainties in the coming years. Some details of these uncertainties are discussed. The paper provides several examples of past predictions that have not held true. Some current predictions, including the continuation of the current economic upswing, technological innovation, and genetic research are described. Furthermore, researchers can be certain that the number of people with disabilities will continue to increase and that for all people the idea of "coolness" (as created by popular culture) has become a lifestyle template and a marketing strategy will likewise persist. The two challenges rehabilitation professionals face in the immediate future are the degrees to which popular culture discourages commitment and caring, values that have always defined the rehabilitation field. (MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Caring; Commitment
Note: Keynote Address presented at the Annual Professional Development Symposium of the Alliance for Rehabilitation Counseling (NRCA/ARCA) (15th, Vancouver, WA, March 4-9, 1998).