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ERIC Number: EJ1173302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0726-416X
Political Activism of Low-Achieving and High-Achieving Students in Eight European Countries: Studying Horizontal and Vertical Inequalities
Toots, Anu; Idnurm, Tõnu
Curriculum and Teaching, v31 n1 p7-26 Apr 2016
This article studies variance in the political participation of adolescents depending on achievement in civic education. The aim is to discover whether low achievers represent a distinctive pattern of political participation, and whether this varies across participation types (i.e. horizontally) and across current participation in school and expected future participation (i.e. vertically). Cluster analysis of ICCS 2009 data revealed that modest school participatory inequalities tend to raise in the future. Moreover, countries with low shares of underperforming students have higher participatory inequalities characterised by concentrations of high achievers in the 'good citizen' group and low achievers in the 'alienated citizens' group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece; Cyprus; Sweden; Denmark; Finland; Poland; Estonia; Bulgaria
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