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ERIC Number: ED560478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 42
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Citizenship Education in Latin America: Priorities of School Curricula. IBE Working Papers on Curriculum Issues No. 14
Cox, Cristián; Bascopé, Martín; Castillo, Juan Carlos; Miranda, Daniel; Bonhomme, Macarena
UNESCO International Bureau of Education
What are the key contents related to democratic life in the curricula of civic and citizenship education in Latin American countries? What values and dimensions are most emphasized? This document summarizes the results of a comparative analysis of civic/citizenship curricula for primary and secondary education in six Latin American countries (Colombia, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico and Paraguay) that participated in the International Civic and Citizenship Study (ICCS-2009) conducted by International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). The document comprises four parts. The first section takes stock of the state of democratic belief in the region, drawing upon the most significant opinion studies of the past decade, so as to offer broader meaning bases for curriculum analysis and, more generally, for educational work in the field of citizenship. The second section describes the organizational (or structural) characteristics of the curricula of the six countries and presents a framework of categories for their comparative analysis. The subsequent section describes and analyses the contents of the six curricula examined and how they deal with the values, institutions and citizenship relations in their civic (political) and civil (coexistence) dimensions. On the basis of the most significant findings, the closing section includes some reflections regarding curriculum development with regard to citizenship. A list of the official curriculum documents of the six countries included in the analysis is provided in an annex. A bibliography is included.
UNESCO International Bureau of Education. C.P. 199, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland. Tel: +41-22-917-78-00; Fax: +41-22-917-78-01; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: FONDECYT (Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Cientifico y Tecnologico: National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development) (Chile); CONICYT (Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica: National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research) (Chile)
Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education (IBE) (Switzerland)
Identifiers - Location: Chile; Colombia; Dominican Republic; Guatemala; Mexico; Paraguay