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The Formation of Civic Literacy on the Subject of Social Science According to the Results of ICCS-2016

Student: Zhiyao Shen

Supervisor: Taras Pashchenko

Faculty: Institute of Education

Educational Programme: Pedagogy (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2020

Currently, in many countries of the world there are special disciplines related to civic education. In Russia, civic education is mainly implemented by the discipline of Social Studies. The progress of our students in civic knowledge is obvious, but non-cognitive results of civic education, such as active civic participation, a positive attitude towards democracy and equal rights for various social groups, also require attention. Thanks to the ICCS study, we are available to large numbers of rigorous and detailed data on civic literacy and civic education for this. Based on the data from the ICCS2016 survey and many related analyzes, this study attempts to answer the following two questions by studying the data of Russian participants : - What are the features of the current state of civic literacy of eighth graders in Russia? - What factors influence the results of civic education in the classroom? The findings are as follows: 1. The results of civic education in Russia are improving significantly. 2. The level of civic knowledge affects civic engagement. 3. Great achievements in Russian patriotic education. 4. Children do not have a positive attitude towards gender equality. 5. The climate in the lesson affects the results of civic education, but in Russia this is not enough. 6. Teachers use traditional methods of teaching citizenship. A proposal to improve approaches to the development of civic literacy in social studies classes as follows: 1. Create a democratic classroom environment , Encourage students to express their views. 2. Use more diverse teaching methods to develop students' interest in political and social issues. 3. Enrichment of civic knowledge in children, a combination of theory and practice.

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