ERIC Number: ED214340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Peace Corps in Special Education and Rehabilitation. Case Study CS-2. Appropriate Technologies for Development
Dixon, Gregory L.; Davis, Katherine
The monograph evaluates the efforts of the Peace Corps in special education and rehabilitation. Charts list levels of activity; work sectors (health, education, social service, or vocational); locale; specialty area (special education, occupational, physical, and speech therapy, vocational rehabilitation, and social work); and disabilities served for 63 countries. More detailed comments are then made regarding the services of the Peace Corps in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Jamaica, Philippines, and the Seychelles. A discussion of critical factors influencing the effectiveness of Peace Corps' efforts in special education and rehabilitation addresses five major areas (sample subtopics in parentheses): programing (interagency dynamics, political and social climate); recruitment (volunteers' personal characteristics); training (understanding organizational structures and customs, volunteer expectations); support factors (host agency support and expectations); and postservice factors (networking returned volunteers and evaluation of assignments and projects). Among appended information are overviews of work related to the handicapped in 63 countries, and a report on the role of disabled Peace Corps volunteers. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Partners of the Americas, Washington, DC.