ERIC Number: ED442207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
A Practical Guide for Teaching Self-Determination.
Field, Sharon; Martin, Jim; Miller, Robert; Ward, Michael; Wehmeyer, Michael
Targeted at special education teachers/special population instructors, work experience coordinators, vocational assessment personnel, and guidance counselors, this guide examines the relationships among career development, transition, and self-determination for students with disabilities. The guide uses a question-and-answer format to identify and respond to key topics that practitioners need to address to promote student self-determination in their service settings, and provides detailed reviews of over 30 curriculum materials and assessment tools in the area of self-determination. Specific chapters address: (1) the importance of self-determination and school and family-based interventions to support the development of self-determination; (2) student involvement in the Individualized Education Program and transition process and specific strategies to prepare students for participation and to increase student participation; (3) assessment of self-determination; (4) instructional practices that promote self-determination and family and school administrator roles in promoting self-determination in students; (5) self-determination instructional materials review; and (6) key issues and future directions in self-determination. Curriculum and assessment resources available to educators and service providers are described throughout the guide along with appropriate contact information. In addition, an appendix includes an annotated bibliography of recent articles and books written on the topic of self-determination. (Each chapter contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Administrators, Curriculum, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Self Determination, Student Empowerment, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Transitional Programs
Council for Exceptional Children, CEC Publications, 1920 Association Dr., Dept. K0032, Reston, VA 20191-1589 (Stock #P5231, $39.95, nonmembers; $27.50 CEC members). Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-264-9494; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Div. of Career Development and Transition.