ERIC Number: ED376648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Cultural Diversity in Rehabilitation. Report from the Study Group. Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (19th, San Antonio, Texas, October 1992).
Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.
This study examines cultural diversity of the population served by vocational rehabilitation and emphasizes the importance of building capacity within organizations and service personnel to effectively serve diverse populations. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the study noting its purpose and scope and intended audience. Chapter 2 reviews the major barriers to improving services and the quality of life for people with disabilities. Barriers are described at the societal, professional, organizational, and service provider levels. Chapter 3 is an overview of the historical and philosophical background of cultural diversity in rehabilitation. This historical review shows that the prevailing strategy of "compensatory education and training" and promotion of "tolerance" has achieved only modest outcomes. Chapter 4 focuses upon a model for developing a culturally responsive rehabilitation organization. A human resource development and management framework is applied to various elements of rehabilitation organizations. Chapter 5 focuses on methods and strategies for delivering rehabilitation services and reviews important skills, attributes, and approaches. Chapter 6 provides recommendations for achieving culturally responsive organizations and developing culturally competent rehabilitation practitioners. Chapter 7 provides a compendium of international and technical assistance resources. Appendices include a glossary, case studies, and a listing of study group members. Contains 126 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Agencies, Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Models, Organizational Development, Quality of Life, Rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation
Materials Development and Dissemination Center, Arkansas Research & Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 (Order No. 07-1686, $12.50 plus $3 shipping and handling, quantity discount available).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; 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.