ERIC Number: ED444887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
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IEA Civic Education Study Phase I: The United States, Volume III. Responses to the Four Core International Framing Questions g-q.
Hahn, Carole L.; Dilworth, Paulette Patterson; Hughes, Michael; Sen, Trisha
This document is the third of four prepared for Phase 1 of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) Civics Education Study. The more than 20 countries that participated were asked to gather data to answer four Core International Framing Questions (CIFQs). Volume 2 explains the process from which the CIFQs emerge. All participating countries were asked to gather data on what students ages 14-15 are expected and/or likely to learn about: (1) democracy, political institutions, and rights and responsibilities of citizens; (2) national identity; and (3) social cohesion and diversity. For the fourth question, countries were to select either media, local participation, or the connection between the political and economic system. A National Expert Panel decided that for the fourth question data would be collected on what students are expected or likely to learn about the connection between the economic and political systems. The panel identified textbooks, state social studies coordinators, teachers, students, or organizations as the most appropriate data sources for obtaining information on each of the 11 points (textbooks, courses, instructional activities, assessment, extracurricular activities, activities outside the class, teacher training, media, influence of political parties, obstacles, and changes over the last 10 years) raised by the international planning committee. Further, panelists drafted initial interview protocols for student and teacher focus groups, questionnaires for organizational and state surveys, and a rubric for a content analysis of textbooks. (Contains 12 tables, 10 references, and appendixes with survey instruments and interview protocols, summary of state survey, and a list of textbooks evaluated.) (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
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