ERIC Number: EJ718021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 16
Facilitating Self-Determination in Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities: A Curriculum
Haelewyck, Marie-Claire; Bara, Melanie; Lachapelle, Yves
Evaluation Review, v29 n5 p490-502 Oct 2005
Taking an active part and responsibilities in one's own life is not always easy, particularly at adolescence, which is a very important period in which people progressively find their identity and life project. This article describes the social validation analyses of a Belgian self-determination curriculum that was adapted from a French-Canadian curriculum. It was done with the participation of adolescents with intellectual disabilities, teachers, and experts from the field. Overall, results indicate a satisfying to very satisfying appreciation of the social utility of the training manual. The findings also highlighted that the curriculum actually supports the conceptual framework of self-determination.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Determination, Mental Retardation, Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Curriculum Development, Inclusive Schools, Student Empowerment, Validity, Program Effectiveness, Guides
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium; Canada