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Snyder, Agnes – 1972
The lives and contributions of nine women educators, all early founders or leaders of the International Kindergarten Union (IKU) or the National Council of Primary Education (NCPE), are profiled in this book. Their biographical sketches are presented in two sections. The Froebelian influences are discussed in Part 1 which includes the chapters on…
Descriptors: Biographical Inventories, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Seo, Hyojeong; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Palmer, Susan B.; Little, Todd D. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2015
Given the emphasis on promoting self-determination in the field of special education and the corresponding use of scales to measure self-determination in research and practice, it is important to examine whether widely used self-determination assessments measure the same constructs among and between students from different disability categories.…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Self Determination, Special Education, Measures (Individuals)
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Palmer, Susan B.; Rifenbark, Graham G.; Little, Todd D. – Journal of Special Education, 2015
This article reports the results of a follow-up analysis of 779 students with disabilities who participated in group-randomized, control group studies designed to examine the efficacy of self-determination interventions in secondary school to examine the relationship between self-determination status when exiting high school and adult outcomes 1…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Youth Opportunities, Disabilities, Followup Studies
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Seong, Youjin; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Palmer, Susan B.; Little, Todd D. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2015
Promoting self-determination has been identified as an important practice for the successful transition of youth and young adults with disabilities, and numerous studies have examined the relationship between levels of self-determination and transition-related and postsecondary outcomes. Only a few such studies, however, have examined the global…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Adolescents, Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities
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Haines, Shana J.; Summers, Jean Ann; Turnbull, Ann P.; Turnbull, H. Rutherford, III.; Palmer, Susan – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2015
Developing children's self-regulation and engagement skills are primary goals of early childhood education. These skills are fostered in both home and preschool environments and can lead to improved educational outcomes. This qualitative case study investigated how a refugee family and Head Start teachers fostered the self-regulation and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Refugees, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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Seong, Youjin; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Palmer, Susan B.; Little, Todd D. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
The 1990 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) reauthorization introduced transition mandates that included a "student involvement in transition planning" requirement, creating an emphasis on promoting such involvement so as to enhance the self-determination of students with disabilities and positive transition-related…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Adolescents, Self Determination, Transitional Programs
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Mihai, Alina; Friesen, Amber; Butera, Gretchen; Horn, Eva; Lieber, Joan; Palmer, Susan – Young Exceptional Children, 2015
In this article, the authors focus on one important early literacy skill--phonological awareness--and describe how to support its development for all children by intentionally embedding it in storybook reading. Supporting the development of young children's phonological awareness is an important part of helping a child learn to read. Preschool…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Story Reading, Reading Instruction, Literacy Education
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Friesen, Amber; Butera, Gretchen; Kang, Jean; Horn, Eva; Lieber, Joan; Palmer, Susan – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2014
Collaboration and consultation in early childhood settings is essential in supporting early literacy development; however, building partnerships can be difficult. In this article, we describe a large-scale project entitled Children's School Success (Odom et al., 2003) as a context from which to discuss collaboration and consultation related…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Consultation Programs, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Education
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Plotner, Anthony J.; Palmer, Susan B.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Paek, Youngshil – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2014
Promoting student self-determination is recognized as a key component of effective transition supports and services for youth with disabilities. This study examined differences in teacher perceptions of student capacity and opportunity for self-determination over the course of an academic year based on teacher assignment to a treatment group that…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Disabilities, Teacher Attitudes, Ability
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Zheng, Yuzhu; Maude, Susan P.; Brotherson, Mary Jane; Summers, Jean Ann; Palmer, Susan B.; Erwin, Elizabeth J. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2015
Building foundational skills in the early years for the later development of self-determination in adulthood for individuals with disabilities is important in the United States, but little research has been conducted to examine whether these skills are as important in other countries. In this phenomenological study, seven family interviews were…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Interviews
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Palmer, Susan B.; Forber-Pratt, Anjali J.; Little, Todd J.; Lopez, Shane – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2015
This paper introduces Causal Agency Theory, an extension of the functional model of self-determination. Causal Agency Theory addresses the need for interventions and assessments pertaining to selfdetermination for all students and incorporates the significant advances in understanding of disability and in the field of positive psychology since the…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Self Determination, Disabilities, Psychology
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Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Palmer, Susan B.; Shogren, Karrie; Williams-Diehm, Kendra; Soukup, Jane H. – Journal of Special Education, 2013
Promoting the self-determination of adolescents with disabilities has become best practice in secondary education and transition services, but to date there have been no studies establishing a causal relationship between efforts to promote self-determination and enhancement of the self-determination of youth with disabilities. This article reports…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Control Groups, Best Practices
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Cho, Hyun-Jeong; Palmer, Susan B. – Young Exceptional Children, 2008
Self-regulation and self-determination are part of a continuum of behaviors that are acquired through interaction with the social and physical environment and through problem solving based on experiences that begin in infancy and build throughout early childhood. These abilities should be nurtured early for all children, especially within the…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Caregivers, Infants, Toddlers
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Williams-Diehm, Kendra; Palmer, Susan; Lee, Youngsun; Schroer, Heather – Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 2010
Goal setting is associated with self-determination and student involvement in learning. Middle and high school students receiving special education services and corresponding special education teachers across six states were asked to name goals on which the students were working. A comparison of the academic, transition, and social goals named by…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Goal Orientation, Special Education Teachers, Content Analysis
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Agran, Martin; Cavin, Michael; Wehmeyer, Michael; Palmer, Susan – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2010
This study examined the effects of the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction in promoting active engagement in the general education classroom and access to the general education curriculum for three junior high school students with significant cognitive disabilities. The goals included improving public speaking, asking more questions in…
Descriptors: Cues, Public Speaking, Learning Strategies, Special Needs Students
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