Title: Discussing Politics at School. Does an open classroom climate contribute to the willingness to participate in political life?
Authors: Quintelier, Ellen
Hooghe, Marc #
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: KU Leuven. Centre for Political Research
Conference: Transformations of the State location:Oxford date:11 May 2012
Abstract: In the literature high expectations on the effects of an open classroom climate on civic and political attitudes and behaviours can be found. In this paper we explore these effects at three levels: the individual, school and country level. Using data from the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (2009) and multilevel analyses, we find that an open classroom climate at the individual level is positively associated with intended political participation. The teacher and principals’ perception of the classroom atmosphere, as well as the policy on civic education, on the other hand, were not related to the intention to participate. In the conclusion, we explore a number of causal mechanisms on how exactly the classroom climate could have an effect on the intention to participate.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Centre for Political Research
# (joint) last author

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