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ERIC Number: EJ986834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
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.
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education. 229 Dwight Schar Building, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Tel: 419-289-5273; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act Amendments 1992