The study took place within the wider context of growing interest and concern with active citizenship and education at international, EU, and national levels. In Ireland, this is reflected in the Report of the Taskforce on Active Citizenship, launched by the Taoiseach in April 2007. The Report recommended Ireland’s participation in ICCS.
The purpose of ICCS was to investigate the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their current and future roles as citizens. ICCS instruments will collect information on outcomes as well as the contexts in which these outcomes have arisen.
ICCS builds on previous international studies of civic education conducted in 1971 and 1999.
The results were published in several stages. International reporting is complemented by in-depth national reporting. The reports and dates for their publication are as follows:
- The international first findings report and national summary on June 29, 2010
- The full-length international report and European module report on November 22, 2010
- A full-length national report on March 7th, 2011
- In 2012, the IEA will publish two further reports – ICCS Encyclopaedia and ICCS Asian Regional Module Report.
National ICCS reports
Full National Report available here
Summary National report available here
Initial findings National summary report available here
National Brochure available here
International ICCS reports published by the IEA
International report available here
Initial Findings International report available here
Technical report available here
Database User Guides available here
ICCS Encyclopaedia available here
ICCS Regional module reports published by the IEA
European regional module report available here
Latin American regional module report available here
Asian regional module report available here