In 2012, the Civic Empowerment Index research was conducted for the fifth time after a two-year break. The specificity of this year’s research was that the civic power of the Lithuanian pupils was examined with more detail. Furthermore, respondents (both pupils and adults) were asked to evaluate the civic education subject in schools.
Research data showed that the Lithuanian civic empowerment in the last few years was not growing and still remained fairly poor. The estimated value of the 2012 Civic Empowerment Index is 35.0 (out of 100) and in 2010 this value was 35.5. Analysis of the Lithuanian students’ civic power showed that students had more civic power than the general public (students’ Civic Empowerment Index value in 2012 – 47,6). Students’ civic power is similar to the one of the Lithuanian teachers (teachers’ Civic Empowerment Index value in 2009 was 47.8).
Main results and conclusions (PDF).
We also recommend taking a look at the Qualitative study of the status of civic education in Lithuanian schools.
In 2012, the Civic Empowerment Index research was conducted as part of the project “Creating Republic: fostering competences of the society’s civic activeness” which was financed by the European Social fund and the Lithuanian Republic budget.
The survey was carried out by the public opinion and market research centre “Vilmorus”.