Join ICCS 2022!

Why participate? Countries around the world face persisting and new challenges in educating young people for citizenship. Participating in ICCS will provide them with reliable, comparative data in this critical learning area and help them shape educational policies. The ICCS 2022 aims to help countries address their own national targets for civic education, while monitoring progress toward the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially with respect to Target 4.7.

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ICCS 2022 is designed to answer key questions of interest in civic education:

Do schools provide opportunities for open debate to foster knowledge, attitudes, and engagement?
How do adolescents view various social and political issues as they approach the voting age?
How does the increasing importance of social media influence young people's civic engagement?

What’s new? ICCS 2022 builds on ICCS 2016 and aims to extend its regional and thematic scope. For each cycle, ICCS develops new measures to address the recent challenges in civic and citizenship education (CCE) from societal contexts, considering issues such as the increase in populist movements, authoritarian government practices, or issues related to climate change and environmental protection. In the context of SDG education target 4.7, new aspects of civic knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors will be explored in cooperation with participating countries and our academic project advisors.

Key facts for participants:

  • Enrollment is open for new and returning countries and subnational entities. Participants do not need to be IEA members

  • Core target population: 8th grade students, min. of 150 schools per country; up to 15 teachers of all subjects with an option for teachers of civic-related subjects

  • New areas of interest for research are defined in collaboration with participating countries

  • Sample design modifications are possible to meet regional reporting interests

  • Regional questionnaires are possible to accommodate regional needs as implemented for Europe and Latin America in 2016 and 2009, and Asia in 2009

  • Linkages to national and regional assessments can be considered

  • Computer-based assessment is planned as an option

For enrollment contact IEA:

IEA Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 311
1016 EE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

PHONE: +31 20 625 3625
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