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ERIC Number: EJ901397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0964-2633
Leadership Development of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in the Self-Advocacy Movement
Caldwell, J.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, v54 n11 p1004-1014 Nov 2010
Background: Exploring the life stories of leaders in the self-advocacy movement can expand our knowledge about leadership development of individuals with developmental disabilities. A better understanding of this process may assist with supporting the movement and leadership development of youth with disabilities. Methods: In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with 13 leaders in the self-advocacy movement within the USA in order to explore their life stories. Purposeful sampling contributed to a diverse sample of leaders. A grounded theory approach led to the identification of major themes and factors associated with their leadership development. Findings: Four major themes emerged: (1) disability oppression and resistance; (2) environmental supports and relationships; (3) leadership skills; and (4) advanced leadership opportunities. Findings have conceptual and practical relevance for future interventions and research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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