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ERIC Number: EJ1043853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
Preliminary Study: Special Education Doctoral Students' Perceptions of Self-Determination
Kim, Kyeong-Hwa; Morningstar, Mary E.; Jung, Sungmin
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v61 n4 p388-402 2014
This preliminary study investigated 118 special education doctoral students' knowledge of and attitudes toward self-determination. In addition, this study examined the relationship between self-determination coursework and special education doctoral students' perceptions of how well they were prepared for implementing self-determination in their future careers. The results indicated that although the majority of respondents possessed adequate knowledge of self-determination concepts, they reported lacking confidence in identifying how it can be taught and assessed. Most of the respondents indicated that they would integrate self-determination knowledge and skills into their future teaching; however, more than one-half of the doctoral students felt that they were unprepared with regard to the instruction of self-determination. Also, the findings indicated that there were statistically significant relationships between pre-service courses and doctoral students' perceptions of self-determination. The results of this study showed a gap in current doctoral students' knowledge about self-determination and confidence related to application within pre-service teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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