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Young People's Views of Government, Peaceful Coexistence, and Diversity in Five Latin American Countries

IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016 Latin American Report

Authors: Schulz, W., Ainley, J., Cox, C., Friedman, T.

  • Presents findings from ICCS 2016 specific to five countries in the Latin American region
  • Investigates civic and citizenship education and how people undertake their role as citizens
  • Analyses students' views on government practices, peaceful coexistence and diversity in society
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This open access report presents findings from the five Latin American countries that participated in the second cycle of the IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS 2016). ICCS 2016 investigated the ways in which a range of countries are preparing their young people to undertake their roles as citizens during the second decade of the 21st century. The study also responded to new challenges in civic and citizenship education, and its findings allow robust comparisons of lower-secondary students’ attitudes to and perceptions of a wide range of aspects related to civics and citizenship.

The results presented in this report come mainly from data collected via a regional Latin American student questionnaire. The findings provide insights into Latin American lower-secondary students’ thoughts on government practices (e.g., corruption and authoritarian government), their attitudes toward peaceful coexistence (e.g., use of violence, disobedience to the law, empathy), and their perceptions of diversity in society (e.g., tolerance of and discrimination against minorities and homosexuals). Four of the five participating Latin American countries also participated in the previous cycle of this study (ICCS 2009), making it possible to explore changes in young people’s civic-related perceptions and attitudes between 2009 and 2016.

Data from the international part of the study (test and questionnaire) were used to review the extent to which region-specific perceptions relate to other factors such as students’ level of civic knowledge and students’ socioeconomic and educational contexts.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction and background

    Schulz, Wolfram (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Contexts for civic and citizenship education

    Schulz, Wolfram (et al.)

    Pages 9-25

  • Students’ perceptions of public institutions and government

    Schulz, Wolfram (et al.)

    Pages 27-38

  • Students’ views on peaceful coexistence

    Schulz, Wolfram (et al.)

    Pages 39-52

  • Students’ perceptions of social cohesion and diversity

    Schulz, Wolfram (et al.)

    Pages 53-61

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95393-9
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95392-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Young People's Views of Government, Peaceful Coexistence, and Diversity in Five Latin American Countries
Book Subtitle
IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016 Latin American Report
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95393-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95393-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-95392-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 84
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