ICCS (International Civic and Citizenship Education Study)

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New Zealand was one of 38 countries which took part in ICCS in 2008. ICCS focuses on Year 9 students' knowledge and understanding of civic systems and citizenship issues, and their attitudes, values and behaviours relating to civics and citizenship. It also looks at differences among countries in relation to the outcomes of civic and citizenship education and how these differences relate to student, school and community backgrounds.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

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  • Participating and contributing? The role of school and community in supporting civic and citizenship education

    This report is the fourth in a series based on the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS), which was undertaken in New Zealand in 2008. It focuses on the role of the school and the community in civic and citizenship education.

    Author(s): Rachel Bolstad, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

    Date Published: July 2012

  • New Zealand students' intentions towards participation in the democratic processes: New Zealand results from the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study

    This report is the third in a series based on the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS), which was undertaken in New Zealand in 2008. This report investigates students' perceptions of responsible adult citizenship and their current interests and abilities with respect to a range of citizenship behaviours and competencies. The students were also asked to look to their futures and say which of a range of social and political activies they will be most likely to do, or not do, when they are adults. The data were collected close to the 2008 national election, which is likely to have influenced student views.

    Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins, New Zealand Council for Educational Research and Paul Satherley, Research, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2012

  • What do our students think about New Zealand, democracy and freedom?

    This is the second of a series of publications based on the results of the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS). It focuses on the view of Year 9 students on New Zealand and its institutions, and on issues of democracy, freedom, equal rights and religion within the context of civic and citizenship education.

    Author(s): Paul Satherley, Research, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: November 2011

  • What do New Zealand students understand about civic knowledge and citizenship?

    This is the first of a series of publications based on the results of the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS). This report focuses on New Zealand Year 9 students' achievement in civic knowledge in comparison with their peers from other countries.

    Author(s): Kate Lang, Research, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: November 2010

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