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Teaching Tolerance in a Globalized World

  • 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

Part of the book series: IEA Research for Education (IEAR, volume 4)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Teaching Tolerance in a Globalized World: An Introduction

    • Maria Magdalena Isac, Andrés Sandoval-Hernández, Daniel Miranda
    Pages 1-10Open Access
  3. How Do We Assess Civic Attitudes Toward Equal Rights? Data and Methodology

    • Andrés Sandoval-Hernández, Daniel Miranda, Maria Magdalena Isac
    Pages 11-17Open Access
  4. Measurement Model and Invariance Testing of Scales Measuring Egalitarian Values in ICCS 2009

    • Daniel Miranda, Juan Carlos Castillo
    Pages 19-31Open Access
  5. Influence of Teacher, Student and School Characteristics on Students’ Attitudes Toward Diversity

    • Ernesto Treviño, Consuelo Béjares, Ignacio Wyman, Cristóbal Villalobos
    Pages 33-65Open Access
  6. School Segregation of Immigrant Students

    • Cristóbal Villalobos, Ernesto Treviño, Ignacio Wyman, Consuelo Béjares
    Pages 67-86Open Access
  7. The Role of Classroom Discussion

    • Diego Carrasco, David Torres Irribarra
    Pages 87-101Open Access
  8. The Political Socialization of Attitudes Toward Equal Rights from a Comparative Perspective

    • Daniel Miranda, Juan Carlos Castillo, Patricio Cumsille
    Pages 103-123Open Access
  9. Teaching Tolerance in a Globalized World: Final Remarks

    • Maria Magdalena Isac, Andrés Sandoval-Hernández, Daniel Miranda
    Pages 125-135Open 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

  • Department of Education, University of Bath, Bath, UK

    Andrés Sandoval-Hernández

  • Department of Educational Science, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

    Maria Magdalena Isac

  • Centro de Medición MIDE UC, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

    Daniel Miranda

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Teaching Tolerance in a Globalized World

  • Editors: Andrés Sandoval-Hernández, Maria Magdalena Isac, Daniel Miranda

  • Series Title: IEA Research for Education

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) 2018

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-78691-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-78692-6

  • Series ISSN: 2366-1631

  • Series E-ISSN: 2366-164X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 138

  • Number of Illustrations: 19 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Assessment and Testing, International and Comparative Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)