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Gothberg, June E.; Greene, Gary; Kohler, Paula D. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Post-school outcomes are poor for youth with disabilities, in general, but even more discouraging for certain subpopulations of individuals with disabilities, particularly those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. The authors discuss structural inequalities in public schools which potentially contribute to the poorer…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Best Practices, Transitional Programs, Planning
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Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Nota, Laura; Soresi, Salvatore; Shogren, Karrie A.; Morningstar, Mary E.; Ferrari, Lea; Sgaramella, Teresa Maria; DiMaggio, Ilaria – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
The field of transition--and the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT)--was built upon a foundation established by theories of career development that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s and paved the way for the work/study movement of the 1960s and the vocational and career education for students with disabilities movement that…
Descriptors: Career Development, Transitional Programs, Self Determination, Decision Making
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Alverson, Charlotte Y.; Yamamoto, Scott H. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
We conducted an exploratory descriptive qualitative study on extant data of responses to the state's open-ended question from their annual post-school outcomes survey: "If you could tell your school one thing, what would you tell them (make a suggestion to help better prepare current students for life after high school)?" Respondents…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Alumni, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Lingo, Mindy E.; Williams-Diehm, Kendra L.; Martin, James E.; McConnell, Amber E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Special education teachers report lack of time and a shortage of appropriate curricula as reasons impeding implementation of transition education in their classrooms. However, research indicates school and postschool outcomes of students with disabilities improve significantly with transition instruction. The ME! Lessons for Teaching…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Self Determination, Skill Development, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Cavendish, Wendy – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
The role of gender, race/ethnicity, and disability category in the relationship between student perceptions of family support of personal growth and school facilitation of student involvement and the development of self-determination was examined in a sample of 190 diverse high school students with disabilities. Results indicated that both school…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Disabilities
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Lind, John; Poppen, Marcus; Murray, Christopher – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Positive teacher-student relationships provide adolescents with disabilities the confidence to explore new challenges in and out of the classroom. Goal-setting and self-determination skills have been consistently shown to promote healthy transition adjustment among students with disabilities. Despite the growing awareness of the importance of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Self Determination, Adolescents, Emotional Disturbances
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Sinclair, James; Bromley, Katherine W.; Shogren, Karrie A.; Murray, Christopher; Unruh, Deanne K.; Harn, Beth A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Self-determination skill development is a central construct in the field of secondary special education. Recently, there has been discussion to revisit the motivational theoretical roots that influence the conceptualization of self-determination in special education, and merge motivational theories with instructional practices. Self-determination…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Skill Development, Special Education, Motivation
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Holzberg, Debra G.; Rusher, Dana E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Since 1990, transition planning has been a requirement under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Students receiving services under IDEA must have an individualized education program (IEP) with goals aligned to grade-level content standards. In addition, the IEP must ensure the student has the supports necessary, including…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Transitional Programs
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Gregg, Noel; Galyardt, April; Wolfe, Gerri; Moon, Nathan; Todd, Robert – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of virtual mentoring for enhancing the persistence of secondary and postsecondary students with disabilities engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning. The student participants (N = 189) were all engaged in STEM coursework and enrolled in a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mentors, Academic Persistence, Disabilities
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Petcu, Stefania D.; Van Horn, M. Lee; Shogren, Karrie A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
This study conducted a secondary analysis using data from the "National Longitudinal Transition Study-2" (NLTS-2) to examine the degree to which three of the four essential characteristics of self-determination (autonomy, psychological empowerment, and self-realization) predict enrollment in, and completion of, postsecondary education…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Personal Autonomy, Student Empowerment, Self Actualization
Shogren, Karrie A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Little, Todd D.; Forber-Pratt, Anjali J.; Palmer, Susan B.; Seo, Hyojeong – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
The purpose of this article is to describe preliminary psychometric characteristics of a student self-report measure of self-determination, the "Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report" version (SDI-SR), designed for youth with and without disabilities. We administered the draft assessment to 311 youth and examined item functioning…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Test Reliability, Scores, Psychometrics
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Collier, Margo L.; Griffin, Megan M.; Wei, Yonghua – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This article describes the pilot study of an informal assessment, the "Student Transition Questionnaire" (STQ). The STQ is a 38-item assessment designed to elicit student perspectives on transition-related topics. In this mixed-methods study, we piloted the STQ with 186 participants, and then conducted focus groups with various…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Mixed Methods Research
Shogren, Karrie A.; Garnier Villarreal, Mauricio; Dowsett, Chantelle; Little, Todd D. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This study conducted secondary analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) to examine the degree to which student, family, and school constructs predicted self-determination outcomes. Multi-group structural equation modeling was used to examine predictive relationships between 5 student, 4 family, and 7 school…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Predictor Variables, Family Characteristics, Student Characteristics
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Doren, Bonnie; Kang, Hyun Ju – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
The purpose of the current study was to identify component elements of self-determination that may promote positive or buffer negative school- and career-related adjustment of adolescent girls with disabilities or with multiple risk factors. Autonomy, self-realization, and self-advocacy were examined together to ascertain both their cumulative and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Disabilities, High School Students
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McCall, Zach A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
An increased focus on expanding and synthesizing the transition evidence base, while important, should be supplemented with research highlighting the lived experiences of young adults with disabilities as they move from high school to adult roles. This study documents the experiences of four successful college students with varied disabilities…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Student Adjustment
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