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.
ICCS 2022 is designed to answer the following research questions:
How is civic and citizenship education implemented in participating countries?
What is the extent and variation of students’ civic knowledge within and across participating countries?
What is the extent of students’ engagement in different spheres of society and which factors within or across countries are related to it?
What beliefs do students in participating countries hold regarding important civic issues in modern society and what are the factors influencing their variation?
How is the school context in participating countries organized with regard to civic and citizenship education and what is its association with students’ learning outcomes?
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 global citizenship issues and environmental sustainability, digital citizenship, immigration and diversity in communities and populism and alienation from democracy. In the context of SDG 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 and sampling design: 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 national reporting interests
• Regional questionnaires are planned to address region-specific issues as implemented for Europe and Latin America in 2016 and 2009, and Asia in 2009
• Linkages to national and regional assessments can be considered where appropriate
• Computer-based assessment is planned as an option
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