International Crisis - Global Opportunity:diversity, inclusion and best practice in EuropeanrehabilitationDr. Alan BruceUn...
Objectives To explore the labor market situation and  experience of people with disabilities in Europe Identify core iss...
Themes Globalization Europe Ireland Employment and disability in a time of crisis International best practice
Antonio GramsciThe old world is dying.The new world struggles to be born.Now is the time of monsters.
Dynamics of globalization Seismic shift in human relationships Impact of ICT Competitive pressures New forms of work o...
Impact on Work Patterns of constant change Permanent migration mobility Outsourcing Flexible structures and modalities...
Impact on Culture End of old certainties No return to ‘normal’ Multilingualism as standard Polymorphic media Uncertai...
Global trends Demographic changes: ageing and life expectancy Women and labor market participation Immigration Cultura...
Global imperatives Radical re-structuring of global economy Interconnected information and communication Differential a...
Conclusion….An assumption of stable workpatterns and linear economicdevelopment is no longer possible
Globalization: the threats Persistence and increase in inequality Permanent hopelessness of excluded Embedded violence...
Globalization: opportunities Time warp of nation state Integration and participation Learning without borders Global c...
Slavoj ZizekBoth private and public are being redefined bysystemic crisis. We we live in a permanenteconomic state of emer...
Implications  The emergence of a true global economy  dictates a new role in international activities  to promote the well...
Europe
European vistas Historical legacies Colonial ghosts (Fanon and French psychiatry) Scandinavian social democracy Cathol...
European Union: rationale Prevent return to war post 1945 Greater integration New and innovative space Role of labor m...
European Union: structures Member States: 27 Population: 450 m. European Parliament European Commission Council of Mi...
EU Disability frameworks Government - Citizen  rights, entitlements, services, standards Disability Rights  medicalizati...
EU strategy against socialexclusion (Treaty of Nice 1998) Innovation Coordination and integration Partnership End user...
Why ‘exclusion’? Combating active and passive discrimination Moral inequity Preventing longer term instability Social ...
EU Strategy: Lisbon Declaration Leading innovative and dynamic global economy  by 2010 Thematic pillars:       Innovatio...
EU Challenges Racism Immigration Inequality Unbalanced access Expansion Demographic changes - ageing Rehabilitation...
Ireland Legacies of history Colonialism Emigration Socio-economic underdevelopment Political turmoil Impact of the C...
Ireland: structures The divided island Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland Democracy and governance Social welfare s...
Disability in Ireland Structural Change Independent Living Legislation: Disability Act 2005    Equality Act 2002 and t...
Rehabilitation education in Ireland Fragmented European stance Lack of common conceptual frame or terminology Diverse e...
Irish responses NUI Maynooth - training of trainers UCD - intellectual disabilities and Disability Studies NUI Cork - D...
Irish US linkage University of Illinois (Urbana) - MS (1997-2000) University of Illinois (Chicago) - Intellectual Disabi...
Employment and barriers – sharedperspectives Both U.S. and Ireland have had successful models  of rehabilitation Common ...
Common needs Consumer-Driven Change Assessment-Based Decision Making Disability Management Social and Cultural Awarene...
Labor market barriers Literacy Numeracy Health problems Family issues Housing Transport Low staff qualifications
Failure to work The OECD study shows that different policy approaches in different countries had little or no effect on ou...
Diversity and employment Permanent labor market feature Impact of legislation HRM best practice Cascades learning orga...
Towards best practice Professional identity Social inclusion Rights Mutual benefit Not optional in a globalized world
Shaping standards Creanova Project (2008 - 2011) Innovation and creativity in learning Partners: ES, FI, IE, IT, FR, UK...
Mikkeli project    Finland in context    Immigration and change    Ageing and care
EDEN European Distance and E-learning network Focus on new learning Annual conference: Dublin June 2011 Learning and  Su...
U-Employ   Partners: RO; IE; BG; HU; FI   Placement training   IARP linkage
Future directions Consumer advocacy Student and peer exchanges Collaborative research Knowledge dissemination Systems...
Agenda for engagement Student and staff exchanges Shared policy development Best practice Common standards development...
What’s in it for me? Professional identity Social inclusion focus and linkage Increased international business opportun...
What’s in it for IARP? Real international focus Shared expertise Increased member benefit Strategic inputs on policy
Professional competence – globalresources ILO Gladnet UN OECD European Foundation Rehabilitation International Deve...
Transforming futures - together Learning from difference Creative dynamism Accepting global responsibility Asserting v...
Thank youDr. Alan BruceUniversal Learning Systems34 Charleville RoadDUBLIN 7Irelandabruce@ulsystems.com
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International Crisis - Global Opportunity: diversity, inclusion and best practice in European rehabilitation

  1. 1. International Crisis - Global Opportunity:diversity, inclusion and best practice in EuropeanrehabilitationDr. Alan BruceUniversal Learning Systems, Dublin, IrelandIARP: DM/CM ConferenceScottsdale, Arizona12 February 2011
  2. 2. Objectives To explore the labor market situation and experience of people with disabilities in Europe Identify core issues in European labor market participation for people with disabilities Outline barriers to accessing employment from EU and Irish perspectives Outline best practice and opportunities for international partnership
  3. 3. Themes Globalization Europe Ireland Employment and disability in a time of crisis International best practice
  4. 4. Antonio GramsciThe old world is dying.The new world struggles to be born.Now is the time of monsters.
  5. 5. Dynamics of globalization Seismic shift in human relationships Impact of ICT Competitive pressures New forms of work organization Instant, multidimensional communications Quality standards
  6. 6. Impact on Work Patterns of constant change Permanent migration mobility Outsourcing Flexible structures and modalities End of job norms Knowledge economy Structural inequalities
  7. 7. Impact on Culture End of old certainties No return to ‘normal’ Multilingualism as standard Polymorphic media Uncertainty Lifelong learning Diversity
  8. 8. Global trends Demographic changes: ageing and life expectancy Women and labor market participation Immigration Cultural and religious difference Conflict and stress Urbanization
  9. 9. Global imperatives Radical re-structuring of global economy Interconnected information and communication Differential access to resources Ecological degradation Decline of rural life
  10. 10. Conclusion….An assumption of stable workpatterns and linear economicdevelopment is no longer possible
  11. 11. Globalization: the threats Persistence and increase in inequality Permanent hopelessness of excluded Embedded violence Internal underclass External invisibility
  12. 12. Globalization: opportunities Time warp of nation state Integration and participation Learning without borders Global commodification and dissemination of knowledge ‘Collective effort not collective answers’ (Therborn)
  13. 13. Slavoj ZizekBoth private and public are being redefined bysystemic crisis. We we live in a permanenteconomic state of emergency.
  14. 14. Implications The emergence of a true global economy dictates a new role in international activities to promote the well being of persons with disabilities through access to jobs, better technology and social supports...Source: NIDRR Long Range Plan 1999-2004
  15. 15. Europe
  16. 16. European vistas Historical legacies Colonial ghosts (Fanon and French psychiatry) Scandinavian social democracy Catholic social teaching Conditional rights Backdrops of exterminism Identities in transition
  17. 17. European Union: rationale Prevent return to war post 1945 Greater integration New and innovative space Role of labor market Social Europe Creative Europe Directions: federation – free trade area – what?
  18. 18. European Union: structures Member States: 27 Population: 450 m. European Parliament European Commission Council of Ministers Directorates General and spheres of competence Innovative learning initiatives Best practice
  19. 19. EU Disability frameworks Government - Citizen rights, entitlements, services, standards Disability Rights medicalization, independent living Equality - Diversity empowerment, quality, linkage
  20. 20. EU strategy against socialexclusion (Treaty of Nice 1998) Innovation Coordination and integration Partnership End user participation Service quality initiatives
  21. 21. Why ‘exclusion’? Combating active and passive discrimination Moral inequity Preventing longer term instability Social solidarity - fraternité All have the right to participate
  22. 22. EU Strategy: Lisbon Declaration Leading innovative and dynamic global economy by 2010 Thematic pillars: Innovation Adaptability Lifelong learning Equal Opportunities
  23. 23. EU Challenges Racism Immigration Inequality Unbalanced access Expansion Demographic changes - ageing Rehabilitation and disability Economic and financial crisis post 2008
  24. 24. Ireland Legacies of history Colonialism Emigration Socio-economic underdevelopment Political turmoil Impact of the Churches Charity and voluntarism Bust to boom – and back again….
  25. 25. Ireland: structures The divided island Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland Democracy and governance Social welfare systems Economic strategies Education and learning Intercultural identities – the impact of immigration
  26. 26. Disability in Ireland Structural Change Independent Living Legislation: Disability Act 2005  Equality Act 2002 and the Nine Grounds Professional Competence Mainstreaming Standards Employment Outcomes
  27. 27. Rehabilitation education in Ireland Fragmented European stance Lack of common conceptual frame or terminology Diverse educational structures Traditions of charity and dependence Lack of systematic research Weak policy Persistent stigma
  28. 28. Irish responses NUI Maynooth - training of trainers UCD - intellectual disabilities and Disability Studies NUI Cork - Disability Support Service and Allied Health Studies Tipperary Institute - disability/community development Queen’s University Belfast - Occupational Psychology NUI Galway - Human Rights Center and Equality and Diversity programs NDA
  29. 29. Irish US linkage University of Illinois (Urbana) - MS (1997-2000) University of Illinois (Chicago) - Intellectual Disabilities Johns Hopkins - NCI Dublin University of Wisconsin Stout - professional development University of Memphis - Tipperary Institute (2007) Virginia Commonwealth - supported employment Cornell - post conflict
  30. 30. Employment and barriers – sharedperspectives Both U.S. and Ireland have had successful models of rehabilitation Common language Historical connections Interlinked cultures
  31. 31. Common needs Consumer-Driven Change Assessment-Based Decision Making Disability Management Social and Cultural Awareness Research Orientation Program Evaluation
  32. 32. Labor market barriers Literacy Numeracy Health problems Family issues Housing Transport Low staff qualifications
  33. 33. Failure to work The OECD study shows that different policy approaches in different countries had little or no effect on outcomes. The most striking commonality was that there was no outflow from disability programs to jobs. OECD 2003
  34. 34. Diversity and employment Permanent labor market feature Impact of legislation HRM best practice Cascades learning organizationally Adaptable creativity
  35. 35. Towards best practice Professional identity Social inclusion Rights Mutual benefit Not optional in a globalized world
  36. 36. Shaping standards Creanova Project (2008 - 2011) Innovation and creativity in learning Partners: ES, FI, IE, IT, FR, UK, DE, EE Discovering Vision
  37. 37. Mikkeli project Finland in context Immigration and change Ageing and care
  38. 38. EDEN European Distance and E-learning network Focus on new learning Annual conference: Dublin June 2011 Learning and Sustainability Classroom of the Future Conference: Athens October 2011 Linkage to USDLA and Sloan
  39. 39. U-Employ Partners: RO; IE; BG; HU; FI Placement training IARP linkage
  40. 40. Future directions Consumer advocacy Student and peer exchanges Collaborative research Knowledge dissemination Systems change
  41. 41. Agenda for engagement Student and staff exchanges Shared policy development Best practice Common standards development Linkage to emancipatory research models Universal design models
  42. 42. What’s in it for me? Professional identity Social inclusion focus and linkage Increased international business opportunities Mutual benefit Not optional in a globalized world
  43. 43. What’s in it for IARP? Real international focus Shared expertise Increased member benefit Strategic inputs on policy
  44. 44. Professional competence – globalresources ILO Gladnet UN OECD European Foundation Rehabilitation International Developing countries’ networks - CBR, China
  45. 45. Transforming futures - together Learning from difference Creative dynamism Accepting global responsibility Asserting vision
  46. 46. Thank youDr. Alan BruceUniversal Learning Systems34 Charleville RoadDUBLIN 7Irelandabruce@ulsystems.com

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