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Views About Key Curricular Matters From The Perspectives Of Students With Disabilities

Martin Horejsi
Beverly B. Ray

Idaho State University

Citation InformationHorejsi, M., Ray, B.B., (Spring 2004). Technology and Civic Empowerment: Toward Inclusion and Participatory Citizenship in the Elementary Social Studies Classroom. The Digital Enquirer Online. Available at:

IntroductionThe National Council for the Social Studies (2001) defines responsible citizenship as “the knowledge, skills, and attitudes [required if one is to] assume the ‘office of citizen’ in our democratic republic” (p. 319). “A critical purpose of the educational institution in a democratic society is to prepare its citizens for their role as participants in that society…[as]…full and equal citizens” (Lindsay and Justiz, 2001, p. 7). In fact, education for all students is a moral mandate in a civil society (Dewey, 1944; Parker, 2001). To ready students for civil life, America’s public schools are charged with the task of educating all students for responsible citizenship.