First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Table of Contents
Contents: J. Thaw, Creating Future Responsive Residential Facilities: A Perspective on the Process of Applying Reform. R.D. MacNamara, Forces in the Administration of Residential Facilities. J. Thaw, S.F. Wolfe, The Direct-Care Worker: A Socio-Cultural Analysis. J. Thaw, E. Benjamin, A.J. Cuvo, The Professionals: Difficulties and Directions. A.J. Cuvo, J. Thaw, Mental Disability Law--The Politics of Human Rights. G.D. Thorne, J. Thaw, Policy and the Perspective of State Government. G.J. Allen, L. Heatherington, M. Lah, Human Aspects of Evaluation in Institutional Settings: Political, Methodological, and Social Trade-Offs.
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