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Self-Advocacy as a Goal for Education

Self-Advocacy as a Goal for Education

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Title: Self-Advocacy as a Goal for Education
Author: Choi, Eugenie
Abstract: This research project reviews selected literature on self-advocacy instruction to highlight
(a) its importance as a focus for education and (b) the barriers towards its implementation. Several studies have recognized that the transition from high school to PSE presents a series of challenges for students with disabilities (e.g., Madaus, 2005; Eckes & Ochoa, 2005). Results of research, however, associate self-advocacy skills with better transitions into PSE and adult life by students with disabilities (Norton, 1997; Roessler, Brown, & Rumrill; 1998; Satcher, 1995). A salient barrier towards self-advocacy education is a lack of sufficient training in preservice education. This paper concludes with recommendations for the development of such training and implications for educational research.
Subject: Self-Advocacy
Education
High School
Disabilities
Rights: The copyright for the paper content remains with the author.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/34204
Citation: Major Research Paper (Master's), Faculty of Education, York University
Date: 2015-08-19

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