ERIC Number: EJ915840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Citizenship and Self-Determination for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities: The Interdependence of Social Studies and Special Education
Vakil, Shernavaz; Welton, Evonn N.; Ford, Bridgie A.
Action in Teacher Education, v32 n2 p4-11 Sum 2010
The importance of the social studies curriculum has been potentially underestimated for individuals with cognitive disabilities. Inherent in this curriculum are standards and expectations for skills with citizenship. Collaborative instruction in citizenship requires planning, understanding of diversity, authentic instruction, and an emphasis on self-determination and decision-making skills. This article discusses the interrelatedness of these concepts and methods for effective implementation in the educational setting.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Social Studies, Special Education, Curriculum, Teacher Expectations of Students, Disabilities, Citizenship, Team Teaching, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Self Determination, Decision Making Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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