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Guest Blog Post: Defining Civic Equity for Students with Disabilities

Published on Fri, 03/04/2022

Updated 07-15-2022

By Leah Bueso

Civic Engagement Research Group, University of California, Riverside

 

“Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to participate in or contribute to society.”

- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 

History eNews from Emerging America - March 25

Published on Wed, 03/25/2020

MORE RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ONLINE - links below.  WEBINAR - April 29 - 3:30-4:45pm EST - Accessing Civic Engagement with Students with Disabilities. POSTPONED - Massachusetts Civic Literacy Conference scheduled for May 5 - postponed to early fall.  Teaching Tolerance - Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus

Reforming American Society with Dix and Mann

The instrumental role Dorothea Dix played in reforming prisons and mental institutions, and the actions of Horace Mann in his campaign for free public education are at the center of this lesson. How did improvements in conditions for people in the public charge, whether prisoners or people institutionalized because of disability, come about? How did the the idea of who gets to be educated change? By focusing attention on the strategies used by these social reformers, the lesson engages students in critical thinking about the methods of reformers as well as their goals.

New Lesson: Reforming America with Dix and Mann

Published on Sat, 03/31/2018

The instrumental role Dorothea Dix played in reforming prisons and mental institutions, and the actions of Horace Mann in his campaign for free public education are at the center of this lesson. How did improvements in conditions for people in the public charge, whether prisoners or people institutionalized because of disability, come about? How did the the idea of who gets to be educated change?

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