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ERIC Number: ED462782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 228
Abstractor: N/A
Self-Determination Synthesis Project. Final Performance Report.
North Carolina Univ., Charlotte.
This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of the Self-Determination Synthesis Project (SDSP), a project designed to synthesize, corroborate, and communicate the professional knowledge base on the effects of self-determination and self-advocacy interventions for children and youth with disabilities. The SDSP used both quantitative and qualitative methods to identify effective practices in promoting self-determination for students with disabilities. A comprehensive literature review and meta-analysis of self-determination intervention outcomes was conducted with the extant literature. Twenty-two studies that intervened to promote one or more components of self-determination were included in the meta-analysis and a series of qualitative case studies were conducted in six school districts across the country that had a demonstrated history of effectively promoting self-determination for their students. The districts used a variety of strategies, ranging from published curricula to teacher-made lessons to person-centered planning strategies to promote self-determination. Student participation in educational and transition planning was also emphasized. Common features across sites that contributed to self-determination outcomes for students included the presence of an impetus person and multiple, changing roles of teachers and parents. Appendices include relevant articles, a summary of dissemination activities, and an implementation timeline. (Contains 30 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Charlotte.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Project Co-Directors: Wendy M. Wood and David W. Text.