Civics and Citizenship Assessment

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Student attitudes, Citizenship education, Knowledge level


Papers about ICCS presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) in Cádiz (18-21 September 2012)


This paper will illustrate how the contribution of schools to students’ civic knowledge and attitudes was analyzed in ICCS 2009. It is divided into three parts. The first part illustrates the constructs and variables included in the ICCS instruments (student, teacher and school questionnaires) and their relationship with findings from previous studies about civic and citizenship education and school effectiveness. The second part of the paper presents some major findings for European countries in relation to the influence of school context on student outcomes. While comparing them with the results from other studies, this paper discusses the extent to which the school variables and the different ways they were collected show associations with learning outcomes. In the third part, this paper explores possible further analyses on ICCS data and presents some examples of these analyses.


English, English

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