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Research interests

Topics of research interest include achievement gap, opportunity gap, and educational disparities.


  • achievement gap
  • educational disparities
  • opportunity gap

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Projects 2003 2022

Research Output 1979 2012

Policy and adolescent transition education

Johnson, D. R. 2012 Handbook of transition education for youth with disabilities. Wehmeyer, M. L. & Webb, K. (eds.). Florence, KY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Publishing Company

Research output: ResearchChapter

A social ecological approach to promote self-determination

Johnson, D. R., Walker, H., Calkins, C., Wehmeyer, M., Walker, L., Palmer, S., Heller, T. & Abery, B. 2011 In : Exceptionality.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Communities for all: Community participation by adolescents and young adults with disabilities

Johnson, D. R., Powers, L. E. & Badger, J. 2010 Addressing the special healthcare needs of students with chronic disease and disability in transition. Atlanta, GA: Center for Disease Control

Research output: ResearchChapter