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close this bookPeace Corps in Special Education and Rehabilitation (Peace Corps)
View the documentForeword
View the documentThe authors
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentMethodology
View the documentClassifying Peace Corps programs addressing the needs of disabled persons
Open this folder and view contentsSelected country reviews
Open this folder and view contentsCritical factors influencing the effectiveness of Peace Corps' efforts in special education and rehabilitation
View the documentAlternative programming considerations
View the documentReferences
View the documentAppendix I - Country overviews
View the documentAppendix II - Volunteers with disabilities: experiences, issues, and recommendations
View the documentAppendix III - Peace Corps country survey
View the documentAppendix IV - Returned volunteer survey
 

The authors

Gregory Dixon has worked in the international development field for seven years as director of rehabilitation, special education, and mental health programs for Partners of the Americas. The Partners organization is the largest private people-to-people program working to improve the quality of life in the Americas. Prior to that he served as director of a family mental health center in Atlanta, Georgia, and consulted with a variety of rehabilitation organizations, schools, and other human service agencies in Georgia and Alabama. In recent years, Mr. Dixon has directed the development of a new international project called the Partners Appropriate Technology for the Handicapped (PATH) Project which promotes the use of low-cost, community-based approaches to disability prevention, special education, and rehabilitation.

Mr. Dixon holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Birmingham-Southern College and an M.Ed. degree in rehabilitation counseling from Georgia State University. He has served on a number of advisory councils and planning committees for international activities to benefit disabled citizens and was recently selected as a Mary E. Switzer Fellow for the fifth Switzer Seminar on International Aspects of Rehabilitation.

Katherine Davis served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador, designing a program in music therapy at a school for blind and deaf students. She has undergraduate degrees in anthropology and music, and has completed coursework for a master's degree in music therapy from the Catholic University of America. Since January of 1980, Ms. Davis has worked as a consultant for the Partners of the Americas in the program area of special education and rehabilitation, and has recently joined the staff as Assistant Director of Partners Appropriate Technology for the Handicapped Project.

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