ERIC Number: ED376674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Why Educators Support Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities [and] Why Families Support Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.
Two brief papers provide reasons to support self-determination for students with disabilities, with one paper written from the perspective of educators and one written from the parents' perspective. Each paper discusses 11 benefits of self-determination, including: (1) personal control, (2) motivation, (3) prosocial behaviors, (4) self-awareness, (5) participation, (6) responsibility, (7) independence and interdependence, (8) a vision for the future, (9) self-esteem, (10) self-advocacy, and (11) awareness of rights. Contains a list of 12 suggested resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Motivation, Personal Autonomy, Responsibility, Self Advocacy, Self Control, Self Determination, Self Esteem, Student Development
Publications Office, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (available in alternative formats).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.