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Influence of the democratic climate of classrooms on student civic learning in North Sulawesi, Indonesia


Sulaiman Mapiasse 
Flinders University, School of Eductation 
sule_btnyeleng@yahoo.com.au 

 

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Preparation of this paper was supported by the Cultural Inclusivity through Publishing Project and funded by a Flinders University Diversity Initiative Grant.

 

Abstract

This study is intended to examine the influence of the democratic climate of classrooms on student engagement and learning outcomes in order to find out a more adequate model of learning in Civic Education classrooms. A model is developed for testing with data obtained from a sample of 930 students from schools in North Sulawesi. Prior to the analysis, scales are analysed using Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) and are calibrated using Rasch Measurement Model Analysis (RMMA). The analysis shows that the trimmed model (Model B) is slightly more coherent and simpler than the hypothesised model (Model A). However, both models indicate that the democratic climate of Civic Education classrooms has significant effects on student engagement, student civic knowledge and interpretation skill, and student concepts of citizenship. 

Civic education, democratic climate, classrooms, student engagement, citizenship

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Mapiasse, S. (2007) Influence of the democratic climate of classrooms on student civic learning in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. International Education Journal, 8 (2), 393-407.
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