Alternative Responses to the Human Resource Challenge for CBR

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Kuipers, P
Cornielje, H
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2012
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This commentary outlines some ways of understanding CBR and offers corresponding suggestions for responding to the contemporary human resource challenge it is faced with. It is argued that CBR exists within an increasingly complex reality, characterised by new challenges, new approaches to development and numerous international principles and guidelines. In response, the authors advocate the use of multiple research methods, participatory action and contextualised ways of addressing human resource issues. They suggest that new understandings are required, for future CBR workers to be enablers of people with disabilities, agents of change in communities and societies, and champions of human rights. The complex reality of CBR suggests the need for a CBR cadre which is capable of creative and reflective reasoning. This might be achieved through the participatory development of contextualised training curricula, practical hands-on learning, the use of mentoring, and an emphasis on reflection and adaptability.

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Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development

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23

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© The Author(s) 2012. For information about this journal please refer to the publisher’s website or contact the authors. Articles are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.

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