|Author(s)||Constantinos Papanastasiou Mary Koutselini|
|Editor||A. Ross, The Experience of Citizenship|
What can we learn about perceptions about democracy, democratic attitudes, social action and the good citizen from the Cypriots ninth graders from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA) civic education study (CivEd)? In general we can identify a number of ways in which students in the Cyprus compare favorably with young people from 27 other countries when it comes to the development of democratic attitudes and orientations toward participation. It is also important to say that Cypriot students usually do not have good results, when they participate to international research (e.g.,TIMSS, PIRLS). Interestingly one can ask what is the explanation for good results at the Civic Education study.