ERIC Number: ED390237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Fostering Self-Determination: A Guide for Educators.
Anderson, Emma Longan; And Others
This guide, designed to foster self-determination in youths with disabilities, provides a detailed definition of self-determination, a discussion of the skills traditionally identified with self-determination, specific strategies for educators to use in fostering a self-determining environment, and a resource list. Key skills discussed include decision-making, goal-setting, conflict resolution, and communication, with detailed strategies provided for teaching communication and distinguishing between passive, aggressive, and assertive communication. The value of experiential learning is stressed, with suggestions provided for role-playing exercises, real-life experiences, speakers, field trips, and creative activities using videotape and design projects. Tips for making connections with parents, with students, and between students with and without disabilities are provided. The guide concludes with a glossary of key terms, a state-by-state list of self-determination projects, a list of national information and advocacy groups, and a list of print and nonprint materials. (PB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Full Citizenship, Inc., Lawrence, KS.; Lawrence Unified School District 497, KS.
Note: Prepared in collaboration with Lawrence High School.