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1. Determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion; free will.
2. Freedom of the people of a given area to determine their own political status; independence.

self′-de·ter′mined (-tûr′mĭnd) adj.
self′-de·ter′min·ing (-tûr′mĭ-nĭng) adj. & n.
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This will make them independent and self-determining so they could contribute in the national development,' the officer said.
last September, two Indigenous Anglican leadership groups have been discussing the next steps toward a self-determining Anglican spiritual entity, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald and Indigenous ministries co-ordinator Canon Ginny Doctor said in a presentation to CoGS.
It focuses literacy learning through engaging students, and the conditions, principles, and actions for creating an optimal learning environment, including the role of the physical, social and emotional, and intellectual environments; excellence in teaching, including embedding professional learning, frontloading, listening, speaking, questioning, embracing the reading-writing connection, and teaching readers and writers; and ensuring equitable learning opportunities for all students through high expectations, reaching all learners, responsible assessment, developing self-determining learners, and advocating for students.
Moreover, it is important to reflect deeply on the self-conscious, deliberate, and indeed self-determining agency that Aristotle clearly attributes to human beings.
Following Foucault, Stimilli identifies this as the original mechanism of a capitalist dispositif that feeds not on a goal-directed rationality, but on the self-determining character of human agency.
She distills these experiences into brief lessons about topics such as relationships, environment, bonding with students and colleagues, developing self-determining learners, guided reading, active listening, reading aloud, connecting writing with reading, using technology, supporting English learners, assigning appropriate homework, handwriting, using simple rubrics, vocabulary and oral language development, establishing routines and rituals, professional development, partnering with parents, assessment, incorporating the arts, and teaching students, not standards.
The dream of establishing a self-determining independent Palestinian state cannot be delayed any longer," he said.
Leibniz is here instrumental to the formation of Continental idealism because his rationally self-determining monads offered an explicitly conceptual model for Kant's theoretical reason and for his notion of the autonomous will so important to the German Idealists following in his wake.
Audi said that without the backing of either the US or Europe, and with Palestinians intent on establishing Jerusalem as the capital city of a self-determining Palestinian state to be announced unilaterally in 2011, "it would be virtually impossible for Israel to stake its claim to Jerusalem, and maintain its aggressive settlement policy in the divided city.
It's the class of self-determining adults who risk manage for themselves and buy only catastrophic coverage while paying rates based on Medicare fee schedules for regular visits and tests.
If you want to do justice to your lovely baby girl you must start acting like a self-determining woman.
Britain should, via the "new" Conservatives, cancel the illegal bond forthwith and become self-determining once again.