ERIC Number: ED337983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
The Future Workplace: Implications for Rehabilitation. Report from the Study Group. Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (14th, Memphis, Tennessee, October 1987).
Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.
This manual addresses the future workplace for persons with disabilities and the implications for rehabilitation. It presents information on trends and forecasts regarding work in the future, to stimulate thought and provoke action to meet the challenge presented by the future workplace. In an introductory section, the workplace of the future is projected, noting the pace of change, labor market trends, and resulting challenges to vocational rehabilitation programs. Unit Two reviews trends and potential future characteristics of work in America, specifically examining characteristics of the U.S. population, economic developments and technology, and social and political trends. Unit Three addresses the types of jobs that will offer employment opportunities for persons with disabilities in the future and identifies the skills that will be required to perform tasks required in those jobs. Unit Four discusses resources, opportunities, and relationships that will offer increased benefits to persons with disabilities in the vocational arena. Unit Five discusses how changing requirements of the workplace are likely to affect persons with disabilities, considers the impact on preparing disabled individuals for work in the future, and develops awareness of the importance of establishing integral working relationships with the private sector. Unit Six contains 17 recommendations to strengthen the state-federal rehabilitation program of the future. (55 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Employment, Employment Opportunities, Futures (of Society), Job Analysis, Private Sector, Rehabilitation Programs, Trend Analysis, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Environment
Publications Department, Arkansas Research & Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 ($7.50, #07-1480).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.