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ERIC Number: EJ848299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0885-7288
Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities: A Narrative Metasynthesis
Cobb, Brian; Lehmann, Jean; Newman-Gonchar, Rebecca; Alwell, Morgen
Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, v32 n2 p108-114 2009
Seven narrative and systematic reviews published since 2000 and focusing on self-determination for individuals with disabilities are reviewed in this narrative metasynthesis. The authors distinguish their work from other metasynthesis work by calling it a "narrative metasynthesis" because they include both narrative reviews and meta-analyses in this metasynthesis. These seven reviews focused on different disability groups, different intervention curricular and instructional techniques, and different outcomes. Findings were relatively consistent with multicomponent self-determination interventions demonstrating greater positive effects than single-component interventions and self-determination and academic productivity outcomes showing greater positive effects than academic quality outcomes. Theoretical, empirical, and methodological findings and implications are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act