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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

  • 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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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction and background

    • Wolfram Schulz, John Ainley, Cristián Cox, Tim Friedman
    Pages 1-8Open Access
  3. Contexts for civic and citizenship education

    • Wolfram Schulz, John Ainley, Cristián Cox, Tim Friedman
    Pages 9-25Open Access
  4. Students’ perceptions of public institutions and government

    • Wolfram Schulz, John Ainley, Cristián Cox, Tim Friedman
    Pages 27-38Open Access
  5. Students’ views on peaceful coexistence

    • Wolfram Schulz, John Ainley, Cristián Cox, Tim Friedman
    Pages 39-52Open Access
  6. Students’ perceptions of social cohesion and diversity

    • Wolfram Schulz, John Ainley, Cristián Cox, Tim Friedman
    Pages 53-61Open Access
  7. Discussion of results and implications for research, policy, and practice

    • Wolfram Schulz, John Ainley, Cristián Cox, Tim Friedman
    Pages 63-67Open Access
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 69-84

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Civic and citizenship education
  • ICCS 2016
  • ICCS Latin America
  • IEA Educational Achievement
  • Civic knowledge
  • Civics and citizenship
  • Attitudes to civic life
  • Engagement with civic life
  • Civic participation
  • Diversity in society
  • Peaceful coexistence
  • Open access

Authors and Affiliations

  • The Australian Council for Educational Research, Camberwell, Australia

    Wolfram Schulz, John Ainley, Tim Friedman

  • Center of Comparative Policies in Education, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago Centro, Chile

    Cristián Cox

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: Wolfram Schulz, John Ainley, Cristián Cox, Tim Friedman

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95393-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

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

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-95392-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-95393-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 84

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

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)