Civics and Citizenship Assessment

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Citizenship education, Knowledge level, Student attitudes


Papers about ICCS presented at the Annual Meeting of AERA in New Orleans (8 - 12 April 2011)


The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) focused on the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens. Preparing students for citizenship involves developing relevant knowledge and understanding as well as encouraging the formation of positive attitudes toward being a citizen. The conceptual background for, and the design of ICCS were described in the assessment framework (Schulz, Fraillon, Ainley, Losito, & Kerr, 2008) and the international results were reported in its international reports (Schulz, Ainley, Fraillon, Kerr & Losito, 2010a & 2010b). This paper gives an overview of the results from the regional assessment of civic and citizenship education in the Latin American region based on data from Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico and Paraguay. The regional study results for these countries are described in greater detail in the Latin American report on ICCS (Schulz, Ainley, Friedman & Lietz, forthcoming).


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