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The OECD, in collaboration with the Dutch Ministries of Education, Culture and Science, Social Affairs and Employment, and Economic Affairs, and Maastricht University, is organising the Second PIAAC International Conference in Amsterdam, on 22-24 November 2015.
The purpose of the conference is to present work using data from PIAAC relating to issues such as: the deployment of skills in the economy, returns to education and skills or the influence of workplace training. Click here to download the conference Agenda (link coming soon).
The organisers are launching a call for papers to be presented in a series of workshop during the Conference. The research papers should be based on primarily PIAAC data, and have a clear focus on topical policy issues. Specific topics of interest are listed below, although papers covering other topics of relevance to economic, education and social policy will also be considered. Deadline for submission September 2015.
Topics of interest
Improving labour market perspectives
The workshop week is a joint workshop with instructors from DPC, Hamburg, and WZB, Berlin, and consists of two consecutive workshops on how to analyse the PIAAC data.. Additionally, the workshops will provide an overview of existing and new data analysis tools and methods. A key aspect will be multilevel analyses with PIAAC. The workshops address Master and PhD students as well as Postdocs, who are interested in working with the PIAAC data and want to expand their methodological knowledge regarding international large-scale assessments and multilevel analyses. Both workshops will be held in English.
The Conference launched the new Nordic countries research on skills in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving based on the PIAAC Data and discussed adult training and education policy implications in the Nordic countries.
The conference provided an overview on the the first results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC).
Webinars, speeches, articles
Literacy for life, by Andreas Schleicher - 14 Apr. 2015
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