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ERIC Number: EJ926523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Comparing Civic Competence among European Youth: Composite and Domain-Specific Indicators Using IEA Civic Education Study Data
Hoskins, Bryony Louise; Barber, Carolyn; Van Nijlen, Daniel; Villalba, Ernesto
Comparative Education Review, v55 n1 p82-110 Feb 2011
Addressing the European Union monitoring of civic competence, this article presents a composite indicator of civic competence and four domain indicators. The data used are from the 1999 IEA Civic Education study of 14-year-olds in school. The results demonstrate the complexity of the various influences on the development of civic competencies across countries rather than support for a single or unidirectional theoretical explanation. The nation's years of democracy play both a positive and a negative role on different aspects of civic competence, while citizenship education has better than expected consequences in some countries. (Contains 6 tables and 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: European Union