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International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS)

Arab States; Asia and the Pacific; Europe and North America; Latin America and the Caribbean; Austria; Bulgaria; Chile; China; Colombia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Dominican Republic; Finland; Greece; Guatemala; Indonesia; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Malta; Mexico; Netherlands; Norway; Paraguay; Russia; Slovakia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Thailand

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Goal 3. Youth and life skills; Goal 6. Quality education
School community relationship; Curriculum development; Educational environment; Educational policy
SummaryThe IEA ICCS 2009 reported on student achievement in a test of knowledge and conceptual understanding, as well as student dispositions and attitudes relating to civics and citizenship. For countries that participated in the 1999 data collection (14-year-olds), the study also measured overtime changes in civic content knowledge.

Teacher and school questionnaires gathered information about the contexts in which students learn about civics and citizenship, including teaching and classroom management practices, and school governance and climate. A national context survey collected information about the provision of civic and citizenship education in each participating country. Three regional modules for countries in Asia, Europe, and Latin America addressed issues of civic and citizenship education of special interest in these parts of the world. The main data collection was conducted in 2008–2009.