Asian students’ preferred forms of future civic engagement: Beyond conventional participation

Kerry John KENNEDY, Xiaoxue KUANG

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapters

Abstract

The citizenship norms discussed in this book reflect students’ attitudes towards social movements and conventional citizenship. These foci have been a mainstream interest of political scientists and researchers concerned with civic engagement. Yet such an approach has tended to exclude norms that are more radical than conventional/social movement approaches, but still within the broad expectations of democratic citizenship. The exclusion of more radical forms of civic engagement as part of democratic citizenship is particularly problematic when it comes to Asian youth. Since 2014, Korea, Chinese Taipei, and Hong Kong have been sites of both legal and illegal protests, and many of these have involved young people. Thus, using data from IEA’s International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) 2016, the focus of this chapter is the identification of Asian students’ intentions for civic engagement, broadly conceived to include different forms of protest. Using mixture models, profiles were developed of the different ways young people see themselves being civically engaged in the future. These profiles were assessed against the conventional civic norms referred to earlier in order to better understand Asian students’ citizenship values and their proposed civic actions. Conclusions related to policy, theory, and practice are drawn, helping us to understand expanded notions of civic engagement in Asian contexts. Copyright © 2021 International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGood citizenship for the next generation: A global perspective using IEA ICCS 2016 data
EditorsErnesto TREVIÑO, Diego CARRASCO, Ellen CLAES, Kerry J. KENNEDY
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages193–213
ISBN (Electronic)9783030757465
ISBN (Print)9783030757458, 9783030757489
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Citation

Kennedy, K. J., & Kuang, X. (2021). Asian students’ preferred forms of future civic engagement: Beyond conventional participation. In E. Treviño, D. Carrasco, E. Claes, & K. J. Kennedy (Eds.), Good citizenship for the next generation: A global perspective using IEA ICCS 2016 data (pp. 193–213). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Keywords

  • Civic engagement
  • Radical participation
  • Civic values
  • International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Asian students’ preferred forms of future civic engagement: Beyond conventional participation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.