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Teaching Tolerance in a Globalized World

Editors: Sandoval-Hernández, Andrés, Isac, Maria Magdalena, Miranda, Daniel (Eds.)

  • Offers insight into how schools and education systems can contribute to promoting tolerance and positive attitudes towards diversity in a globalized world
  • Identifies and compares policy amenable factors associated with positive student attitudes towards diversity
  • Illustrates the use of advanced quantitative methods for comprehensive analysis of international large-scale assessments 
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This open access thematic report identifies factors and conditions that can help schools and education systems promote tolerance in a globalized world. The IEA’s International Civic and Citizenship Study (ICCS) is a comparative research program designed to investigate the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens, and provides a wealth of data permitting not only comparison between countries but also comparisons between schools within countries, and students within countries. Advanced analytical methods provide insights into relationships between students’ attitudes towards cultural diversity and the characteristics of the students themselves, their families, their teachers and school principals. The rich diversity of educational and cultural contexts in the 38 countries who participated in ICCS 2009 are also acknowledged and addressed. 

Readers interested in civic education and adolescents’ attitudes towards cultural diversity will find the theoretical perspectives explored engaging. For readers interested in methodology, the advanced analytical methods employed present textbook examples of how to address cross-cultural comparability of measurement instruments and multilevel data structures in international large-scale assessments (ILSA). Meanwhile, those interested in educational policy should find the identification and comparison of malleable factors across education systems that contribute to positive student attitudes towards cultural diversity a useful and thought-provoking resource.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Teaching Tolerance in a Globalized World: An Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Isac, Maria Magdalena (et al.)

  • How Do We Assess Civic Attitudes Toward Equal Rights? Data and Methodology

    Pages 11-17

    Sandoval-Hernández, Andrés (et al.)

  • Measurement Model and Invariance Testing of Scales Measuring Egalitarian Values in ICCS 2009

    Pages 19-31

    Miranda, Daniel (et al.)

  • Influence of Teacher, Student and School Characteristics on Students’ Attitudes Toward Diversity

    Pages 33-65

    Treviño, Ernesto (et al.)

  • School Segregation of Immigrant Students

    Pages 67-86

    Villalobos, Cristóbal (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Tolerance in a Globalized World
  • Andrés Sandoval-Hernández
  • Maria Magdalena Isac
  • Daniel Miranda
Series Title
IEA Research for Education
Series Volume
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)
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Number of Pages
VII, 138
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations