ERIC Number: ED436865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Accountability from Several Perspectives: A Report on the 20th Mary E. Switzer Memorial Seminar (East Lansing, MI, September 24-26, 1998).
McConnell, L. Robert, Ed.
This document presents five action papers and three invited papers originally presented at a seminar concerned with accountability in rehabilitation. Each of the five principal chapters contains three parts: an action paper, selected scholars' reaction papers (brief written responses to the action papers), and the summary of recommendations which resulted from small group discussion about the paper. The action papers are: (1) "Responsibilities of People with Disabilities" (Carolyn Vash) and reaction papers by Norman G. DeLisle, Jr., Donald E. Galvin, and Beth Robertson; (2) "Practitioner Accountability: Professional, Credentials, and Regulations" (Michael Leahy) and reaction papers by Donald J. Dew, Bruce G. Flynn, and Jan Skinner; (3) "Accreditation as an Accountability Strategy" (Donald Galvin) and reaction papers by Craig L. Feldbaum, Brian Fitzgibbons, and Kimberly Turner; (4) "Vocational Rehabilitation and Cultural Competence: Considering Accountability" (James Mason) and reaction papers by Eddie E. Glenn, Kevin F. Manning, and Peggy Rosser; and (5) "Research: Areas of Accountability Issues" (John Westbrook) and reaction papers by Norman G. DeLisle, Jr., Craig L. Feldbaum, and Peggy Rosser. The special invited papers are: first, "Bio-models of Diverse Communities" (Norman G. DeLisle, Jr.); second, "Impact of the Workforce Investment Act on Accountability in the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program" (Harold Kay); and third, "Accountability and the 1998 Rehabilitation Act Amendments" (Thomas G. Stewart). (Individual papers contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Models, Program Evaluation, Rehabilitation, Research Needs, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Rehabilitation Association, Alexandria, VA.