This paper argues that as the strengths and weaknesses of the Australian federation are tested, there can be few more powerful avenues leading to national unity and prosperity than a genuinely world-class Australian curriculum.
This paper reports on what young people themselves believe their democratic responsibility is and what their level of engagement should be. It argues that their testimony provides an important insight and crucial information that will be of use not just to academics but also to...
In the state of Victoria, there is a role for both the education system and for the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) in the teaching and awareness of civics. The committee believes that civics and a lack of public understanding about the way our democracy works...
This article considers the case for a national strategy for civics and citizenship education in New Zealand and potential next steps for achieving this.
This report explores young people's participation in economic, political and community life around the world.
The latest figures from a report by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on the National Assessment Program in Civics and Citizenship (NAP-CC), released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) reveal that half of the Year 6 and Year 10 students...
The draft shape paper for Civics and Citizenship is now available for national public consultation until Friday, 10 August 2012. ACARA encourages all members of the Australian community to view and comment on this very important curriculum document. The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for...
This report highlights significant opportunities to better engage key sections of the population in electoral matters and to improve the quality of civics education. The report follows successive surveys of young people which have shown that Australians between the ages of 15 and 35 typically...
Citizenship and Democracy: Students' Knowledge and Beliefs - Australian fourteen year olds and the IEA Civic Education Study
This report analyses and interprets the Australian data collected during the IEA Civic Education Study. It references the international data from the Study and the international report as it was thought illuminative to understanding the Australian picture. The analysis of the full Australian data set...