Civics and Citizenship Assessment

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Citizen participation, Citizenship, Citizenship education, Citizenship responsibility, Civics, Democracy, Democratic values, Diversity (Student), Government (Administrative body), Peace, Social integration, Student attitudes, Year 8, Young adults, Youth


ICCS 2016 was the second cycle of the IEA Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS). ICCS studies the ways in which education systems from around the world prepare young people to undertake their roles as citizens in society. In Latin America, this area of learning is set within particular challenges and contexts. Compared to established Western democracies, most countries in this region returned to democratic rule only three or four decades ago or even more recently, and their political, social, and economic stability continues to be called into question. Surveys have consistently found that commitment to democracy among adults in this region is not well established, a situation that makes education for citizenship an important element in efforts to establish democratic sustainability. The results reported in this publication are based on data gathered from random samples of about 25,000 students in their eighth year of schooling in almost 900 schools from five Latin American countries: Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Peru. This regional report is based on data relating to the four region-specific topics concerning civic and citizenship education in the Latin American region, and student perceptions and views of public institutions and government; peaceful coexistence; and social cohesion and diversity.

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Cham Switzerland




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Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Latin America, Mexico, Peru


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