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Adapting the self-determined learning model of instruction for college students with disabilities

by Finn, D.E., Getzel, E.E., & McManus, S

Finn, D., Getzel, L. & McManus, S. (2008). Adapting the self-determined learning model of instruction for college students with disabilities. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 31(2), 85-93.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0885728808318327

As the number of students with disabilities who are entering postsecondary education continues to rise, the need for their adequate preparation to successfully complete programs of study is a critical concern. A common characteristic of students who successfully enter and complete programs of study in postsecondary settings is that of having self-determination skills. This article discusses the results of a pilot study that implemented the self-determined learning model of instruction, modified for use in postsecondary education settings. Evaluation results are discussed with implications for further research.