ERIC Number: ED364006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-9
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Self-Determination Using the Life Centered Career Education Curriculum.
This paper examines issues concerning self determination for people with mental retardation and other disabilities, within the context of the Life Centered Career Education (LCCE) curriculum. It looks at various views of self-determination; offers a definition; and relates self-determination to autonomy, self-actualization, and self-regulation. Aspects of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act dealing with self-determination and transition are considered, as are best practices in promoting self-determination and the educator's role in this process. The paper then addresses the curricular components of self-determination, describing the development of one organization's (The Arc) model of self-determination and a project which resulted in the identification of four LCCE competencies and 17 subcompetencies which focus on developing self-determination skills. The project reviewed relevant LCCE lesson plans, made revisions for greater suitability with secondary students having mild cognitive disabilities, and field tested the materials with this population in a wide range of settings. General guidelines for applying the LCCE curriculum are offered. Finally, the paper addresses training and assessment aspects of applying the LCCE to self-determination instruction. (Contains 26 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Mental Retardation, Personal Autonomy, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, Self Determination, Self Efficacy, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Educational Objectives
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arc, Arlington, TX.