ERIC Number: EJ986834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Self-Determination: A Critical Component of Education
Denney, Stephen C.; Daviso, Alfred W.
American Secondary Education, v40 n2 p43-51 Spr 2012
Self-Determination is a central concept in special education practice and policy. Research indicates that students who possess specific self-determination skills have better outcomes and enhanced quality of life. Self-determination is a broad term and can be looked at in a variety of ways with differing values of importance. The concept of self-determination is relatively recent with recognition in federal policy dating back only 20 years. This informed commentary outlines the definition and components of self-determination and explains how educators, parents, and administrators value and promote self-determination for students with and without disabilities.
Descriptors: Self Determination, Disabilities, Special Education, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Public Agencies, Conferences (Gatherings), Federal Programs, Educational Research, Student Participation, Teacher Attitudes, Goal Orientation, Self Management, Teacher Expectations of Students, Problem Solving, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, High Schools
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education. 229 Dwight Schar Building, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Tel: 419-289-5273; Web site: http://www.ashland.edu/ase
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act Amendments 1992