ERIC Number: ED065971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Administrative Issues in Institutions for the Mentally Retarded.
Cleland, Charles C.; Swartz, Jon D.
Designed primarily for administrators of both public and private institutions for the mentally retarded, the volume offers guidelines for coping with three areas of modification of institutional image, daily operational problems concerning manpower and equipment, and future demands upon institutions. Brief exercises following some of the readings are explained to be included for administrators and training directors actively engaged in inservice training of institutional personnel; the authors have found the exercises valuable in stimulating student discussion. Selected topics discussed in relation to image modification and parent relations include the gripe bank as an index of morale and as organizational therapy, making furlough return a joyous occasion, program improvements through marketing approaches, and image reinforcement by use of commemorative stamps. Then discussed are present day employee-administrative concerns such as functional advertising for institutions, programing institutional inventiveness among employees, uniforms as reinforcement, and strengthening houseparent retardate relations. Future demands are then mentioned such as relocation considerations, transportation and work, record keeping for the future, and the 4-day work week. (CB)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrative Problems, Administrator Role, Equipment, Exceptional Child Services, Guidelines, Institutional Administration, Labor Needs, Mental Retardation
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Authoring Institution: N/A