ERIC Number: ED080115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Rehabilitation Specialist Program. A Report of a Demonstration Project for The Development of a Training Course for Housing Rehabilitation Specialists.
Massachusetts Bay Community Coll., Watertown.
A demonstration program to help local public agencies to train rehabilitation specialists is the focus of this report. The project objectives of the project were: (1) to develop a curriculum to educate and train housing rehabilitation specialists, (2) to test the curriculum in the classroom with three groups of students (n=75), and (3) to publish this curriculum and a "Handbook for Housing Rehabilitation Specialists." The six chapters provided in this report are: 1. Summary of the Project, with results and recommendations; II. Overview of the Project--origins and first plans; III. Task One: Development of the Curriculum, how the educational objectives were identified and refined into a course; IV. Task Two: Testing the Course--through feedback from three successive groups of students; V. Task Three: Writing the Handbook--ist background, intended audience, and uses; VI. Evaluative Summary--how the project appears to its staff in retrospect. Appendixes are: A. Summary of "Handbook" Chapters, and B. Organizational and Cost Guidelines. [Appendixes C (Curriculum Advisory Committee Members), D (Instructors), and E (Student Awarded Certificates) have been deleted due to their marginal reproducibility.] The four basic accomplishments of this demonstration project were: a training program for rehabilitation specialists was designed and tried out in the classroom; 75 men completed the program and are doing better rehabilitation work in their communities; the "Handbook" is available as a training resource; and other local public agencies can consider adapting these results to their own needs. [The "Handbook" is published separately as a Technical Appendix.] (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Community Colleges, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Objectives, Flexible Scheduling, Guides, Housing Management Aides, Postsecondary Education, Resource Materials, Specialists, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
Handbook for Housing Rehabilitation Specialists, Housing Rehabilitation Specialists Program, Massachusetts Bay Community College, 57 Stanley Avenue, Watertown, Mass. 02172 (free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Bay Community Coll., Watertown.