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ERIC Number: EJ966327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0889-7018
Overview of Disability Employment Policy and Rehabilitation Practice in Australia: Implications for Rehabilitation Counselor Education
Matthews, Lynda R.; Buys, Nicholas J.; Crocker, Ruth; Degeneffe, Charles Edmund
Rehabilitation Education, v21 n4 p241-250 2007
This article provides an overview of the development of disability employment policy and rehabilitation services in Australia. In particular, it focuses on recent legislative and policy changes that attempt to address the high rates of welfare dependency, low employment rates and workplace discrimination experienced by people with disabilities. An overview of rehabilitation counselor training in Australia and identification of factors that have led to curriculum changes over recent years are provided as a basis for a case example of rehabilitation counselor training programs at the University of Sydney. Implications of Australian developments in disability employment policy and practice, and rehabilitation counselor training, are examined in relation to the situation in the United States. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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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: Australia; United States