ERIC Number: ED291921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Training Needs of Rehabilitation Facility Administrators: 1985. Research Report.
Menz, Fredrick E.; And Others
Adminstrators at vocational rehabilitation facilities certified by the U.S. Department of Labor were surveyed for four purposes: (1) to determine priority training needs of facility administrators; (2) to determine differential need patterns for executive directors, assistant directors, and program managers; (3) to identify patterns of needs for administrators in the 10 federal regions; and (4) to identify need patterns for administrators in facilities with different average daily caseloads. Factor analysis of the 1,624 responses to a 110-item questionnaire identified 20 fundamental priority needs of administrators. Most pressing needs were reported in the areas of organizational planning, organizational principles and practices, computers in information management, and business planning and marketing. Discriminant analyses performed on both needs scores and data on the respondent and organizational characteristics identified similar and dissimilar patterns of needs for executive directors, assistant directors and program managers, for administrators in each federal region and for administrators in facilities with different daily caseloads. More differences in needs were found among administrators in facilities of different sizes than among the regions. (This report provides data in separate tables, analyses for each of the four objectives of the study, and a copy of the questionnaire.) (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Management Development, On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Sheltered Workshops, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Training Centers
Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.