Johanna F. ZiemesHermann Josef Abs

How Do Schools Contribute to Students’ Tolerance?

Results from the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016


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Faced with group-related violence in Germany, fostering tolerance is highly relevant. Weighted data from the ICCS 2016 are used to identify statistical predictors of tolerance within schools. While civic knowledge proves to be the strongest predictor, a discursive classroom climate turns out to be predictive for both, knowledge and tolerance. Further, the social school climate can be shown to be a potent predictor of tolerance.

social climate at school, tolerance, civic knowledge, civic and citizenship education

APA citation
Ziemes, J. & Abs H. (2020). Welche schulischen Bedingungen sind geeignet, um Toleranz zu fördern?: Eine Analyse auf Basis der International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016. DDS – Die Deutsche Schule, 112(2), 159-177.