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Dziekan, Kathryn; Main, Doug – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
Historically, distance education applications served a select group of students through self-paced technical short courses that required scant to little interaction with their instructors. Today's 21st century distance education focuses on a) reaching underserved prospective students within a social justice framework, b) global recruitment, and c)…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Distance Education, Rehabilitation Programs
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Golden, Thomas P.; Karpur, Arun – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
This study is a comparative analysis of the impact of traditional face-to-face training contrasted with a blended learning approach, as it relates to improving skills, knowledge and attitudes for enhancing practices for achieving improved employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. The study included two intervention groups: one…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Blended Learning
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Rudstam, Hannah; Gower, Wendy Strobel – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
Often, the aim of distance learning (DL) is to enhance individual learning, not to change workplace practices. Changing organizational policies, practices and behaviors related to disability calls for a different DL approach that engages users and contextualizes knowledge. In the disability arena, there is a need for programming that brings about…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Middle Management, Distance Education, Work Environment
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Balcazar, Fabricio E.; Oberoi, Ashmeet K.; Suarez-Balcazar, Yolanda; Alvarado, Francisco – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
A review of vocational rehabilitation (VR) data from a Midwestern state was conducted to identify predictors of rehabilitation outcomes for African American consumers. The database included 37,404 African Americans who were referred or self-referred over a period of five years. Logistic regression analysis indicated that except for age and…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, African Americans, State Agencies, Probability
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Caldwell, Joe; Alston, Reginald J. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
The Affordable Care Act includes many new provisions for long-term services and supports (LTSS). Among these are several new options, improvements, and incentives within Medicaid to balance service systems and expand access to home and community-based services. This article discusses some of the major provisions, implementations, and implications…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Rehabilitation Counseling, Health Services, Health Insurance
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O'Sullivan, Deirdre – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
The Working Alliance, consisting of building bonds, establishing goals, and developing tasks, has been deemed the cornerstone of helping professions, and has been found to significantly and reliably predict client outcomes. The importance of client characteristics and perceptions of working alliance has been established in the literature. Less is…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Vocational Rehabilitation, Program Effectiveness
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Tarvydas, Vilia; Hartley, Michael; Jang, Yoo Jin; Johnston, Sara; Moore-Grant, Nykeisha; Walker, Quiteya; O'Hanlon, Chris; Whalen, James – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
An ethics project is described that challenged students to collaborate with disability rights authorities to co-write a code of ethics for a Center of Independent Living. Experiential and reflective assignments analyzed how the construction of knowledge and language is never value-neutral, and people with disabilities need to have a voice in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Independent Living, Activism, Collaborative Writing
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Golden, Thomas P.; Bruyere, Susanne M.; Karpur, Arun; Nazarov, Zafar; VanLooy, Sara; Reiter, Beth – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
Individuals with disabilities have lower rates of workforce participation and lower earnings than their nondisabled peers. This article traces the history of the U.S. workforce development policy framework, including the Workforce Investment Act of 1998; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the impact of the Ticket to Work and Work…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Labor Force Development, Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational History
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Saladin, Shawn P.; Reid, Christine; Shiels, John – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) has taken a proactive stance on perceived test inequities of the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam as it relates to people who are prelingually deaf and hard of hearing. This article describes the process developed and implemented by the CRCC to help maximize test equity…
Descriptors: Test Items, Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselor Certification, Deafness
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Zanskas, Stephen A.; Lustig, Daniel C.; Ishitani, Terry T. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
Purpose: The primary purpose of this study was to investigate whether there were differences between European and African American vocational rehabilitation consumers' perceptions of the barriers they experience towards obtaining employment. A secondary purpose was to determine whether there were differences in these perceptions based upon gender…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Measures (Individuals), Employment, Educational Background
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Kundu, Madan M.; Dutta, Alo; Chan, Fong; Torres, Viviana; Fleming, Kayla – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
Purpose: To validate an 80-item self-report measure, A Systems Approach to Placement: Self-Assessment for Students and Counselors (SAP-SASC), designed to identify critical areas of knowledge, skills, and competencies possessed by rehabilitation counselors in state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency settings. Participants: 275 rehabilitation…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Needs Assessment
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Strauser, David; Zanskas, Stephen; Lustig, Daniel – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of the current study is to investigate the relationship between career readiness, defined as capability and complexity, and vocational identity for individuals with disabilities. Method: Forty-three consumers participating in vocational evaluation services for a state-federal vocational rehabilitation agency completed the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Evaluation