Creating option-rich learning environments

Facilitating self-determination

Maureen E. Wall, John Philip Dattilo

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Abstract

Empowerment for people with disabilities occurs when professionals entrust them with the responsibility of informed decision making and active participation. The purpose of this article is to encourage special education professionals to create option-rich learning environments that facilitate the growth of individuals with disabilities toward self-determination. In this article, we discuss the centrality of self-determination, constraints to self-determination, and strategies to encourage individuals to become self-determined. When option-rich environments are created, human rights are respected, educational outcomes are successful, and participants and professionals can become more self-determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-294
Number of pages19
JournalThe Journal of Special Education
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Personal Autonomy
self-determination
learning environment
Learning
disability
Special Education
Disabled Persons
special education
empowerment
Decision Making
human rights
decision making
responsibility
participation
Growth

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Rehabilitation

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