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ERIC Number: EJ1164694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2325-7466
Are We Practicing What We Are Preaching? An Evaluation of Self-Determination Instructional Components in IEPs at a Midwestern High School
Lopez, Nancy; Stoner, Julia B.
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p58-77 Fall 2017
Promoting self-determination in students with disabilities is recognized as an integral component of education today. For most students with disabilities, self-determination should be addressed through instruction and in the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Yet, IEPs are rarely evaluated to determine if goals targeting self-determination are present. This report focuses on one such evaluation. Specifically, an evaluation was conducted to assess whether the IEP goals for 286 high school students with disabilities attending a suburban high school in the Midwest included components of self-determination. The purpose of this report is to describe the evaluation process, identify the outcomes of the evaluation, and provide a discussion of the results in relation to current research. Limitations and implications for practice are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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