This study aimed at investigating to what extent the rights of people ofspecial needs were embodied in the Palestinian curriculum especially thecivil education curriculum in the low elementary stage (stage of Preparationfor the classes from one to four) .It also aimed to investigate the differences inrepresenting the people’s rights in accordance with the classroom’s variables.The descriptive analysis tool was used in this investigation.It was foundthat there was an obvious lack (shortage) in recognizing these rights, in thecivil education curriculum.It was also found that there were differences and confusion in using theidiom and terminology.The study found that there was concentration anddevotion only as a stereotyped case (movable handicapped) , in the subjectsof the civil education curriculum for the preparation period of the classesfrom one to four.The recommendations the two researchers had reached out in the lightof the consequences were:♦♦ The rights of the people with special needs should be recognized andembodied as an essential pivot (center) in the terminology of the civileducation curriculum.♦♦ Concentration on the quantity of knowledge for the rights of those withspecial needs, through bringing in modifications and change on thesesubjects, belonging the preparation period of civil education curriculum(1 to 4) .♦♦ In proper logic and obvious sequence, these rights should be put forthand introduced within the subjects and classes which had been studied, inaccordance with age groups.♦♦ Putting forward all the rights for the whole groups of those with specialneeds and not concentrate on one stereotype.♦♦ Confirmation on the adoption of this issue: “the right of a special needshould be a human right.The principle of equal opportunities, principle ofcontribution should be applied; and not looking to the subject as a helpand as a deep sympathy and compassion
Dweikat, Fakhrie Mustafa and Al-Maghribiu, Abd Alrahman
"Rights of Persons with Special Needs and Their Representation in the Curriculum of Civic Education at Primary Education Levels (1st-4th Grades),"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol2/iss6/6