ERIC Number: ED452142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Civic Knowledge and Engagement at Age 14 in 28 Countries: Results from the IEA Civic Education Study. ERIC Digest.
Torney-Purta, Judith; Amadeo, Jo-Ann; Lehmann, Rainer
What do 14-year-old students know about democratic institutions and processes? What skills do they possess to understand and interpret political communication? Do they hold concepts of citizenship and democracy similar to those held by adults in their societies? What role do schools and other civic organizations play in the civic development of adolescents? These and other questions were examined by researchers in 28 democracies during Phase 2 of the 1999 International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) Civic Education Study. The findings provide a snapshot of what young adolescents know and think about democratic institutions and processes as well as their attitudes and plans for future civic participation. This ERIC Digest discusses the origin and administration of the 1999 IEA Civic Education Study, the research design, and the findings of the study. (BB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Comparative Education, Educational Research, Political Attitudes, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Teacher Surveys
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
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