Tuesday, March 19
10:55 AM-11:15 AM
Wilshire B

What kind of factor defines students’ tolerance for diversity? - An analysis based of International Civic and Citizenship Education Study -

Brief Paper ID: 54550
  1. Shoko Funaki
    Mejiro University
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    Satoru Fujitani
    Mejiro University
  3. Motoko Fujitani
    Joetsu University of Education

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to understand how the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is related to tolerance of diversity in global society and how to improve it. Indeed, ICT can enrich ways of communication of the community, and thus, is expected of improving tolerance. This paper is based on the results of ICCS (International Civic and Citizenship Education Study) 2016 study by IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement), which studied 8th grade students’ knowledge and understanding of civics and citizenship as well as students’ attitudes related to civics and citizenship in twenty-four (24) countries. We focused on European countries and on a comparison between ICT and tolerance using Multiple Linear Regression Analysis. Finally, we propose a way to improve tolerance for students by introducing ICT tools into their education.

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