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ERIC Number: EJ966325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0889-7018
Rehabilitation in Seven Sub-Saharan African Countries: Personnel Education and Training
Mpofu, Elias; Jelsma, Jennifer; Maart, Soraya; Levers, Lisa Lopez; Montsi, Mercy M. R.; Tlabiwe, Pinkie; Mupawose, Anniah; Mwamwenda, Tuntufye; Ngoma, Mary Shilalukey; Tchombe,Therese Mungah S.
Rehabilitation Education, v21 n4 p223-230 2007
This article outlines rehabilitation personnel education and training in seven countries representing a geo-culturally contiguous region of sub-Saharan Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It identifies and explicates practices to inform similar or parallel rehabilitation practices in the United States (U.S.). Rehabilitation personnel in the African sub-region have diverse professional preparation backgrounds: physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. Overlaying this structure of professional cadre are rehabilitation technicians and community health workers with variable levels of formal training;--mostly in-house from public and private-not-for profit organizations serving people with disabilities. Conclusions drawn from this review emphasize implications for rehabilitation counselor education in the U.S., and in particular prospects for internationalizing the rehabilitation counselor education curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Botswana; Cameroon; Rwanda; South Africa; Tanzania; United States; Zambia; Zimbabwe