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International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016
ICCS 2016 is the second cycle in the framework of the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS), and the fourth project conducted by IEA in this area. This comparative research program investigates the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens.
ICCS 2016 will report on students' knowledge and understanding of concepts and issues related to civics and citizenship, as well as their beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. For countries that participated in ICCS 2009, the study will also monitor trends in civic knowledge and engagement over seven years. As in the previous cycle, ICCS 2016 will collect a rich array of contextual data about the organization and content of civic and citizenship education in the curriculum, teacher qualifications and experiences, teaching practices, school environment and climate, and home and community support. Optional regional/thematic modules may also be established to explore specific topics of common interest.
ICCS will assess students enrolled in the eighth grade (provided that the mean age at the time of testing is at least 13.5 years).
Countries interested in participation
Argentina (Buenos Aires), Belgium (Flemish), Bulgaria, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia), Hong Kong SAR, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Sweden, and Thailand.
ICCS 2016 was initiated at the first national research coordinators meeting in June 2013. Framework and instrument development will continue through 2014, and the field test will take place in October–November 2014. The main data collection is planned for October–December 2015 (southern hemisphere countries) and February–April 2016 (northern hemisphere countries). The international report will be released in November 2017.
ICCS 2016 will be organized around a consortium of partner institutions consisting of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), which will serve as the International Study Center; the Laboratorio di Pedagogia sperimentale (LPS) at Roma Tre University, which will act as the Associated Research Center; and the IEA Data Processing and Research Center, which will serve as the Project Coordination Center. These institutions will work in cooperation with the IEA Secretariat and the national research coordinators of participating countries.
Funding for ICCS 2016 comes from IEA and by way of fees from participating countries. The European Commission will cover partially the international fees of the European countries participating in the project.
Participation fees for ICCS 2016 are assessed in two currencies. The fee is USD 20,000 plus EUR 20,000 per year, for each of the five years of the project (2013–2017).
For more information, please visit the ICCS 2016 website.