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Northern Lights on Civic and Citizenship Education

A Cross-national Comparison of Nordic Data from ICCS

Editors: Biseth, Heidi, Hoskins, Bryony, Huang, Lihong (Eds.)

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  • This open access book examines core themes and recent reforms in democratic citizenship in the Nordic national curricula
  • Compares civic and citizenship education programs across the Nordic countries
  • Explains the role of the schools in building civic competence among youth
  • Provides a unique in-depth examination of Nordic results from ICCS 2009 and 2016
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About this book

This open access book presents an in-depth analysis of data from ICCS. An international group of scholars critically address the state of civic and citizenship education in the four Nordic countries that participated in the IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) in 2009 and 2016. The findings are of particular relevance to educators at all levels, from school education through to teacher education.
Nordic countries have long traditions of democracy and their students have performed relatively well in the ICCS assessments. Nonetheless, citizenship education continues to evolve and has received increasing attention in recent educational reforms, indicating policymakers understanding that schools play an important role in establishing democratic values among future citizens.
Data from ICCS can be used to analyze, discuss, and reflect on the status of civic and citizenship education and can contribute to the discourse on the potential role of education in contributing to sustainable democracies for a common future. However, teaching citizenship and learning democracy are two different things. While young people can be taught about democracy in school, it is vital that schools work together with the wider community in which youth operate to strengthen civic understanding and values for all young people regardless of their social and economic background.


About the authors

Dr Heidi Biseth, is professor of democracy, citizenship and multiculturalism in comparative education at the University of South-Eastern Norway. She has led several international and national research projects on democracy, citizenship and diversity, has worked closely with the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training on professional development projects in the education sector since 2013, and worked extensively on comparative and international education throughout the world. Dr Biseth is the Editor-in-Chief of the Nordic Journal of Comparative International Education.

Dr Bryony Hoskins, is chair professor of comparative social science at the University of Roehampton, London (UK). She has extensive research expertise in education inequality and youth democratic citizenship, and is a prominent expert consultant for UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank, the UK cabinet office, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, and OECD on topics such as measuring and evaluating active, global, and European citizenship. Dr Hoskins has written numerous publications related to IEA’s International Civic and Citizenship Education Study.

Dr Lihong Huang, is a research professor in the Youth Research Unit at Oslo Metropolitan University with extensive research experience in education and survey studies. She was the national research coordinator for Norway for IEA’s International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016, and has significant expertise in the related research methodologies and cross-country quantitative comparative analyses. Dr Huang has written several articles on and related to the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Using IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) Data: Northern Lights on ICCS

    Pages 1-18

    Biseth, Heidi (et al.)

  • The Reserved Young Citizens of the Nordic Countries

    Pages 19-41

    Lieberkind, Jonas (et al.)

  • Aims of Citizenship Education Across Nordic Countries: Comparing School Principals’ Priorities in Citizenship Education 2009–2016

    Pages 43-63

    Seland, Idunn (et al.)

  • Developing Digital Citizenship and Civic Engagement Through Social Media Use in Nordic Schools

    Pages 65-92

    Christensen, Ingrid R. (et al.)

  • Socioeconomic Inequalities in Civic Learning in Nordic Schools: Identifying the Potential of In-School Civic Participation for Disadvantaged Students

    Pages 93-122

    Hoskins, Bryony (et al.)

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Softcover 41,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Northern Lights on Civic and Citizenship Education
Book Subtitle
A Cross-national Comparison of Nordic Data from ICCS
Editors
  • Heidi Biseth
  • Bryony Hoskins
  • Lihong Huang
Series Title
IEA Research for Education
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-66788-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66788-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66787-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-66790-0
Series ISSN
2366-1631
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 160
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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