The IEA Civic Education Study
is the largest and most rigorous study of civic education ever conducted internationally. The research tested and surveyed nationally represent samples consisting of 90,000 14-year-old students in 28 countries and 50,000 17- to 19-year-old students in 16 countries throughout 1999 and 2000. Questionnaires also were administered to teachers and school principals. The content domains covered in the instrument were identified through national case studies and included democracy, national identity, social cohesion and diversity and the engagement of youth in civil society. Such data is valuable as background information for teachers and students interested in teaching and learning about international civic education.