Self-determination and transition theory and applications are major areas of research and outreach at the College of Education, Wayne State University. The Self-Determination research cluster has developed and published numerous research articles and monographs addressing:

  • A Model for Self-Determination
  • Steps to Self-Determination curriculum, Self-determination Strategies for Adolescents in Transition
  • Self-Determination assessment instruments

Over time, research has focused on students with and without disabilities in schools across the nation.


Submissions from 2004


Implementation of Self-Determination Activities and Student Participation in IEPs, Christine Mason, Sharon Field, and Shlomo Sawilowsky


Self-Determination and Student Involvement in Standards-Based Reform, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Sharon Field, Bonnie Doren, and Christine Mason