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American Public School and University Curricula and the Teaching of E-Participation Proficiencies

Public school and university curricula topics include new literacies, computer literacy, Web literacy, collaborative and productivity software literacy, and e-participation proficiencies.

The National Council for the Social Studies defines social studies as “the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence.” “Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy.”

Collaborative and productivity software are the software of coursework, of workplaces, as well as of e-participation. Computer literacy, Web literacy and collaborative and productivity software literacy are components of civic competence, are components of e-participation proficiencies.

Student government activities, at American public schools and universities, can also be of use for teaching students e-participation proficiencies.


National Education Association
National Council for the Social Studies
American Association of University Professors

Common Core » English Language Arts Standards » History/Social Studies » Grade 11-12
Common Core » English Language Arts Standards » Speaking & Listening » Grade 11-12

American Student Government Association
National Association of Student Councils

ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education
ACM Special Interest Group on Computers and Society


Kahne, Joseph E., and Susan E. Sporte. “Developing citizens: The impact of civic learning opportunities on students’ commitment to civic participation.” American Educational Research Journal 45, no. 3 (2008): 738-766.

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