Date 2013-01-18
Time 12:30 - 14:00
Tel 2948-8944
Venue Room B3-P-03, HKIEd


The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) of The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) is presenting to you the CGC Postgraduate Student Seminar Series on Civic Knowledge and Participation Intention: How Diverse Is Student ‘Civic Potential’ Across Five Asian Societies? by Mr. CHOW Kui Foon, on 18th January 2013 (Friday), 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Room B3-P-03, HKIEd.


The IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) 2009 investigates the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens in the 21st century. The ICCS data provides rich information for secondary analysis to examine the diversity of ‘civic potential’ of 14-year-old students across 38 societies. This study focuses on analyzing five Asian societies, i.e. Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia and Thailand by exploring students’ civic knowledge and participation intention in the region. A person-centered analysis reveals that it is sufficient to group the future citizens from these societies into four classes to describe their intention to participate in various kinds of civic-political activities. Together with the measure of civic knowledge, the results show both homogeneity and heterogeneity of student ‘civic potential’ within and across these societies. It may be, in turn, an indicator of an inherent logic of citizenship teaching and learning. Implications for comparative citizenship education studies will also be discussed.


CHOW Kui Foon is a doctoral candidate at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. His main research interests include citizenship education, comparative education, international large-scale assessment, and educational measurement. 


For details please refer to the poster attached. For enquiries, please contact Miss Peggy TANG at 2948-8944 or by email at