This Civic Education Study was carried out in two phases by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). Phase 1 examined the contexts and meaning of civic education in 24 countries. In Phase 2, nationally representative samples of nearly 90,000 students in the usual grade for 14 year olds in 28 countries were surveyed on topics ranging from their knowledge of fundamental democratic principles and skills in interpreting political information to their attitudes toward government and willingness to participate in civic activity. This Australian national report analyses and interprets the Australian data collected.
Mellor, Suzanne; Kennedy, Kerry; and Greenwood, Lisa, "Citizenship and democracy : Australian students' knowledge and beliefs : the IEA Civic Education Study of fourteen year olds" (2002).