ERIC Number: ED220737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Rehabilitation Administrators and Supervisors: Their Work Assignments, Training Needs, and Suggestions for Preparation.
Matkin, Ralph E.; And Others
The validity of rehabilitation administration as a specialized field rests on a questionable foundation due to the limited data regarding management personnel within rehabilitation facilities and agencies. A survey of 243 members of the National Rehabilitation Administration Association was conducted to identify work assignments, inservice training needs, and academic preparation. Subjects completed the Rehabilitation Administration Task Inventory (RATI). Data showed that the vast majority of rehabilitation administrators and supervisors were Caucasian, male, and non-handicapped, although the incidence of female and handicapped personnel tended to be higher than in the business community. Only a small percentage of administrators and supervisors had any formal training for their role; most came from the direct service practitioner ranks. All levels reported moderate inservice training needs. A Technical Information Supplement containing the RATI and additional data tables is appended. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Rehabilitation Association, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Rehabilitation Inst.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Detroit, MI, March 17-20, 1982).