We continue to post slides and videos of the presentations from Fall Institute 2013 – Interpreting PIAAC Results: Understanding Competencies of the Future including:
This Institute will focus on building communication between providers and researchers about ways of using PIAAC data to enhance understanding of complex social issues and to improve practice in adult skills education. We will set a context for dialogue that allows researchers to draw questions from the field and practitioners to translate research findings into meaningful interventions. Registration will open before the Christmas break.
Since Fall Institute 2011 we have gathered reports and profiles written by Institute participants about their countries' recent experiences with national and international literacy assessments. We have now gathered all these reports on one web page, and have added a page of links to New Zealand reports using data from the 2006 Adult Literacy and Learning Survey.
This monthly scan features recent research on integrated approaches to literacy instruction in Canada and abroad, particularly in the community sector. It also reports on PIAAC results from the United States and Australia.
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Researchers at the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre at the University of Lancaster (UK) are collecting examples of the coverage of PIAAC results. They will collate and analyze the examples at the end of 2013, compare across countries, and share the findings. You are invited to post examples of media coverage you come across to: http://literacieslog.wordpress.com/.
This paper, produced for Summer Institute 2013, gathers descriptions on the uses of IALS (and IALSS) and the essential skills framework in policy contexts across Canada. The information was taken from federal, provincial, and territorial governments’ web sites searched between January and March 2013. The final section looks at literacy organizations and their uses of IALS and essential skills.