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ERIC Number: ED387982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Pages: 101
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Creating the Vision: Feasibility Study for a Centre on Disabilities, University of Regina.
Matthew, Maureen
This study examined the feasibility of establishing a Centre on Disabilities in Regina, Saskatchewan, as a cooperative effort of the city and the University of Regina. The Centre would provide professional continuing education; conduct research on disabilities issues, including policy development; and work with communities throughout Saskatchewan on such issues. The study indicated four areas in which community needs could be focused: (1) interagency coordination, (2) transition services/programs, (3) transdisciplinary professional continuing education, and (4) organizational development/leadership issues. This report considers the various directions and models possible within each of these areas. A section on the study's findings offers examples of institute/center models in the areas of professional education, interagency coordination, transition programs, policy and research development, and organizational development. The study concludes that the center should reside in a degree-granting faculty; should serve primarily disabled persons' organizations, professional groups, and government; should fill the role of a catalyst, enhancing the interaction between research and practice; should focus on a "best practice" approach; and should be organized to balance needs of the academic community with needs of the disabled community. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Human Resource Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).; Saskatchewan Labour, Regina. Disabilities Directorate.
Authoring Institution: Regina Univ. (Saskatchewan). Univ. Extension.
Identifiers - Location: Canada