ERIC Number: ED387982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Creating the Vision: Feasibility Study for a Centre on Disabilities, University of Regina.
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)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Continuing Education Centers, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Feasibility Studies, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Needs Assessment, Organizational Development, Outreach Programs, Professional Continuing Education, Research and Development, Resource Centers, School Community Relationship, Transitional Programs, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Human Resource Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).; Saskatchewan Labour, Regina. Disabilities Directorate.
Authoring Institution: Regina Univ. (Saskatchewan). Univ. Extension.
Identifiers - Location: Canada