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The blindness revolution : Jernigan in his own words

Author: Jim H Omvig
Publisher: Greenwich, Conn. : Information Age Pub., ©2005.
Series: Critical concerns in blindness.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book recounts the dramatic story of the transformation of the Iowa Commission for the Blind from a verifiably ineffective service agency to perhaps the most outstanding and effective adult  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Kenneth Jernigan; Kenneth Jernigan
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim H Omvig
ISBN: 1593113315 9781593113315 1593113307 9781593113308
OCLC Number: 57528219
Description: xxiv, 477 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The problem and the solution --
Jernigan: the man, the revolutionist --
Courtesy and good manners: from humble beginnings --
Vision, Timing, and risk-taking --
Knowledge of and commitment to an agency defined philosophy --
The vision remains, but plans change: flexibility, ingenuity, and perserverance --
An apparent death knell for the new program: optimism, determination, and resolve --
Compassion, knowledge of the political process, and communication skills --
Determination, conviction, and the empowerment motive: washing dishes and other tidbits --
compromise, personal involvement, and meeting challenges: more Erbe antics --
An inevitable conflict: civil rights versus institutionalized ignorance --
Trustworthiness and the calm after the storm --
Recognition, discrimination, foreign visitors, and, oh yes, Iverson departs --
More growth and more optimism: the vending program, state civil service, governmental reorganization, job offers for Jernigan, and the revolution expands beyond Iowa's borders --
The visioning extends to federal food service opportunities, state civil service, governmental reorganization, and blatant discrimination --
A hero in history: the revolution is validated.
Series Title: Critical concerns in blindness.
Responsibility: by James H. Omvig.
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