ERIC Number: ED474659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-16
Reference Count: N/A
The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction for Early Elementary-Age Students. Final Report.
Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Palmer, Susan B.
This final report describes the activities and outcomes of a federally funded project designed to enable teachers of young children (ages 5-8) with mental retardation, cognitive disabilities and other developmental disabilities to teach problem solving and self-determination related skills in multiple districts across Texas and Kansas. The project provided teachers with information on a model of teaching they could use to develop curricula and instructional strategies to enhance skills like social problem solving and other social skills, self-awareness, self-knowledge, choice-making, decision-making and non-social problem solving skills, and goal setting attainment skills. Through the auspices of this model demonstration project, project staff were able to develop the"Self-Determination Learning Model of Instruction for Early Elementary-Age Students," evaluate its efficacy, develop user-friendly teacher and parent guides to implementing the model, and widely disseminate information on the model. The project's activities showed conclusively that teachers can implement this instructional model to teach problem-solving skills and promote self-determination. Four appendices include (1) Goals and Objectives; (2) Teacher's Guide to the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction; (3) a Parent's Guide; and (4) journal articles and other information. (Author/SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Beach Center on Families and Disability.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas; Texas