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Self-Determination

The political right of the majority to the exercise of power within the boundaries of a generally accepted political unit, area, or territory.

The principle of self-determination is mentioned in the United Nations Charter and has often been stressed in resolutions passed by the UN General Assembly. The concept is most often used in connection with the right of colonies to independence. It does not relate to attempts at independence by groups, such as the French Canadians or the Nagas of India, who do not possess their own sovereign states.

See: discretion, freedom, home rule, liberty
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147) Self determination is an entitlement of all subjugated peoples, including in non-decolonization contexts.
Reducing the health risks of diabetes: How self determination theory may help improve medication adherence and quality of life.
Parents want schools to support self determination for their sons and daughters so they can live, work and participate in the community as adults.
Behrendt outlines a definition of self determination as, "everything from the right not to be discriminated against, to the rights to enjoy language, culture and heritage, our rights to land, seas, water and natural resources, the right to be educated and to work, the right to be economically self sufficient, the right to be involved in decision-making processes the impact upon our lives and the right to govern and manage our own affairs and own communities" (Behrendt 2002:26).
In this study, the relationship between soccer self determination 1 and satisfaction 1 is not significant (r = .
To recognize the right of self determination of the population of Taiwan might be construed--certainly by China--as illegal, bearing in mind that the territory might be deemed to have seceded from mainland China.
Promoting self determination though effective curriculum development.
The remainder of this article describes this model as an example of how to promote self determination and thereby empower people with disabilities through the rehabilitation process.
The results of this study confirm that special educators place a very high value on both self determination and student involvement in the IEP process.
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