ERIC Number: ED113514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Rehabilitation of the Disabled and Disadvantaged in the United States and Europe.
Peters, James S., II
The study of vocational rehabilitation of the disabled and disadvantaged in the United States and Europe focuses on the extent to which workshops and rehabilitation facilities meet the needs of handicapped individuals in their adjustment to disablement and to the world of work. The study provides background information and statistics, discusses pertinent national legislation and the steps taken to implement that legislation, summarizes the vocational rehabilitation resources and facilities employed throughout the nation, and lists references consulted for each of the following European countries: United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Yugoslavia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and West Germany. The study also discusses vocational rehabilitation programs in the U.S. at the Federal level, at the regional level (region 8), and in the State of Connecticut, and describes in detail 11 model programs in various States. The study closes with a discussion of conclusions and recommendations indicating that although U.S. efforts at vocational rehabilitation are more organizationally structured than those of the European countries discussed, there is still a basic deficiency in the U.S. in making rehabilitation services available to all of those in need of such services. Appended are several Federal and Connecticut laws and directives regarding vocational rehabilitation. (JR)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Educational Programs, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Government Role, National Programs, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Rehabilitation Programs, State Programs, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Training Centers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.