Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Maria Magdalena Isac, Andrés Sandoval-Hernández, Daniel Miranda
    Pages 1-10 Open Access
  3. Andrés Sandoval-Hernández, Daniel Miranda, Maria Magdalena Isac
    Pages 11-17 Open Access
  4. Daniel Miranda, Juan Carlos Castillo
    Pages 19-31 Open Access
  5. Ernesto Treviño, Consuelo Béjares, Ignacio Wyman, Cristóbal Villalobos
    Pages 33-65 Open Access
  6. Cristóbal Villalobos, Ernesto Treviño, Ignacio Wyman, Consuelo Béjares
    Pages 67-86 Open Access
  7. Diego Carrasco, David Torres Irribarra
    Pages 87-101 Open Access
  8. Daniel Miranda, Juan Carlos Castillo, Patricio Cumsille
    Pages 103-123 Open Access
  9. Maria Magdalena Isac, Andrés Sandoval-Hernández, Daniel Miranda
    Pages 125-135 Open Access
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 137-138

About this book


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.


Attitudes towards diversity International large-scale assessment International Civic and Citizenship Study ICCS Comparative and international education School segregation Intergenerational transmission of inequality Open classroom for discussion Measurement invariance Multilevel Structural Equation Modelling Tolerance Open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrés Sandoval-Hernández
    • 1
  • Maria Magdalena Isac
    • 2
  • Daniel Miranda
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of BathBathUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Educational Science, Faculty of Behavioural and Social SciencesUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Centro de Medición MIDE UCPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) 2018
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78691-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78692-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-1631
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-164X
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