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ERIC Number: EJ1016466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Student Self-Determination: A Preliminary Investigation of the Role of Participation in Inclusive Settings
Hughes, Carolyn; Cosgriff, Joseph C.; Agran, Martin; Washington, Barbara H.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v48 n1 p3-17 Mar 2013
Little is known about the effects of participation in inclusive settings on student self-determination. In this exploratory study, we examined the association between students' inclusive school and community activities and the self-determination skills of active involvement in IEP activities and use of selected self-determination strategies. Forty-seven students with severe intellectual disability from three high schools participated; one high school was undergoing state takeover for consistently failing to make AYP and served students living in a high-poverty community. Findings revealed significant differences across schools in student participation in general education and school- and community-based transition activities, which were associated with level of self-determination skill use. Students attending schools offering more inclusive activities reported significantly more use of six of nine self-determination skills. Active student IEP participation was reported to be low across all schools. We discuss implications of findings for future research and practice.
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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