Digital Launch of book: Northern Lights on civic and citizenship education

13:00 - 15:00 CET

We launched online the recent book, Northern Lights on Civic and Citizenship Education: A Cross-national Comparison of Nordic Data from ICCS, which offers a cross-national comparison of Nordic data from ICCS.

About the report

  • This open access book examines core themes and recent reforms in democratic citizenship in the Nordic national curricula
  • Compares civic and citizenship education programs across the Nordic countries
  • Explains the role of the schools in building civic competence among youth
  • Provides a unique in-depth examination of Nordic results from ICCS 2009 and 2016

The latest edition of Northern Lights presents a Nordic comparative study on civic and citizenship education based on in-depth examination of Nordic results from ICCS (International Civic and Citizenship Education Study) 2009 and 2016.

There is considerable interest in the Nordic models of education and the young people’s attitudes, values, civic knowledge, and skills that can be seen to be formed from these education experiences. Northern Lights sheds a light on citizenship learning and identifies the extent that there is a common Nordic model on civic education and young people’s citizenship competences and how they are changing over recent years. The book also reflects upon the interesting dynamics between teaching citizenship and learning democracy.

Northern Lights is a series of publications where Nordic countries are analyzed in a comparative manner based on international research data on a specific theme within education. The series is financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The latest report was conducted by IEA Research for Education.

Program 13:00-15:00

  • Welcome and opening of seminar, Paula Lehtomäki, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Introductory remarks by Dr. Dirk Hastedt Executive Director, IEA
  • Presentation of the report; Northern lights on civic and citizenship education, by Heidi Biseth Professor Department of Culture, Religion and Social Studies, University of South Eastern Norway
  • In depth presentation on chapter 3 and 4 for by co-authors, Idunn Seland, Youth Research Department of NOVA—Norwegian Social Research, Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway and Heidi Biseth Professor De-partment of Culture, Religion and Social Studies, University of South East-ern Norway
  • Time for questions and comments from the audience

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