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ERIC Number: ED549123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 120
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-4629-2
Emotional Behavior Disorders: The Lost Population of Special Education
Bounds, Quintella
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The primary purpose of this study was to determine if there is a significant difference in postsecondary completion rates between students with Emotional Behavior Disorder (EBD) who were involved with their own postsecondary transition planning processes, whose parents were involved in the transition planning, and who received services or accommodations from their postsecondary institutions and those EBD students who were not involved in these activities. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (1990, 1997, 2004) mandated transition service goals and objectives be developed in the Individualized Education Program for students with disabilities. The theoretical framework behind this study was based on the philosophy of self-determination and family involvement during the transitional planning process at the secondary educational level. The quantitative research methodology employed a causal-comparative design using archival data collected from the National Longitudinal Study-2 (2001-2009). More specifically, beginning in December 1, 2000 through 2009, this study explored students aged 13 to 16 with EBD receiving special education services. The results of the study indicated that there is a significant difference in students' with EBD postsecondary completion rates who used self-determination skills during their transition planning process and parents who advocate for their students than those youth and parents who did not. In addition, youth who utilized self-determination strategies in high school continued using these strategies at any postsecondary institution by means of applying for and receiving services and accommodations. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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