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ERIC Number: EJ934245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
Effective Civic Education: An Educational Effectiveness Model for Explaining Students' Civic Knowledge
Isac, Maria Magdalena; Maslowski, Ralf; van der Werf, Greetje
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v22 n3 p313-333 2011
In this study, a comprehensive educational effectiveness model is tested in relation to student's civic knowledge. Multilevel analysis was applied on the dataset of the IEA Civic Education Study (CIVED; Torney-Purta, Lehmann, Oswald, & Schulz, 2001), which was conducted among junior secondary-school students (age 14), their schools, and their teachers. In total, 28 countries, 4,136 classrooms, and 93,565 students were included in the analysis. The results indicated that the influences on students' civic knowledge are multilevel. Students' civic knowledge and skills were partially explained by individual characteristics, by factors related to quality and opportunities for civic learning offered by classrooms and class composition, and by factors at the national context level. We conclude that most effectiveness factors are relevant for the field of civic and citizenship education and that schooling and educational policy matter for students' success in this field. (Contains 1 note, 2 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Hong Kong; United States