Civics and Citizenship Assessment

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ISBN/EAN: 978-90-79549-13-9

Published by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).

The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) and its regional modules were coordinated by the international study center (ISC) team at the at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in Melbourne, Australia, in cooperation with other members of the ICCS consortium: the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) in Slough, the United Kingdom; the Laboratorio di Pedagogia Sperimentale (LPS) at the Roma Tre University in Rome, Italy; the IEA Secretariat; the IEA Data Processing and Research Center; and the national coordinators of the project. Members of the ICCS Project Advisory Committee and other consultants assisted with the study in its successive stages.


This report describes results from the Asian regional module of the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS). The five countries from the Asian region that participated in the international study—Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, and Thailand—also participated in the Asian regional module. Each of these countries is located in either eastern or southeastern Asia. The report focuses on aspects of particular relevance for this geographic region, and should be viewed as part of the broader set of publications from ICCS. ICCS investigates the ways in which countries prepare their young people to undertake their roles as citizens. It studies student knowledge and understanding of civics and citizenship as well as student attitudes, perceptions, and activities related to civics and citizenship. It also examines differences among countries in relation to these outcomes of civic and citizenship education, and it explores how differences among countries relate to student characteristics, school and community contexts, and national characteristics.