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ERIC Number: EJ920951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0885-7288
A Randomized-Trial Evaluation of the Effect of Whose Future Is It Anyway? On Self-Determination
Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Palmer, Susan B.; Lee, Youngsun; Williams-Diehm, Kendra; Shogren, Karrie
Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, v34 n1 p45-56 May 2011
Promoting student involvement in planning has become best practice in the field of transition. Research documents the positive impact of such efforts on greater student involvement. Research also suggests that promoting student involvement results in greater student self-determination, but a causal link has not been established. This study used a randomized-trial, placebo control group design to study the impact of intervention with the Whose Future Is It Anyway? process on self-determination. The authors also examined the impact of intervention on transition knowledge and skills. Results indicated that instruction using the Whose Future Is It Anyway? process resulted in significant, positive differences in self-determination when compared with a placebo-control group and that students who received instruction gained transition knowledge and skills. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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