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Self-determination

  • Karrie A. ShogrenEmail author
  • Michael L. Wehmeyer
  • Kathryn M. Burke
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Part of the Springer Series on Child and Family Studies book series (SSCFS)

Abstract

This chapter introduces Causal Agency Theory, a theoretical framework for understanding self-determination that emerged in the disability field. An overview of Causal Agency Theory is provided, and its implications for the implementation of autonomy-supportive instructional practices reviewed, with a specific focus on the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction and the Self-Determined Career Development Model. Research findings and practice strategies are described.

Keywords

Self-determination Causal Agency Theory Goal-directed action Causal agency Autonomy-supportive instructional practices 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karrie A. Shogren
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michael L. Wehmeyer
    • 1
  • Kathryn M. Burke
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KansasLawrenceUSA

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