Large scale assessment of student performance is a regular feature of the international education landscape. The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) is a recent attempt with a focus on citizenship knowledge and skills. Student political trust data from ICCS is reported here and a mixture Rasch model is used to identify the heterogeneity in this data. The results indicate the complexity of within country and cross-country estimates of measures of political trust. The problem of relying on a single scale score to represent this complexity is underscored and the implications for citizenship education are discussed. Copyright © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
CitationChow, J. K. F., & Kennedy, K. J. (2012). Citizenship and governance in the Asian region: Insights from the international civic and citizenship education study. Public Organization Review, 12(3), 299-311.
- Political trust