Special Issue Call for Papers

Examining Indigenous Educational Attainment and Adult Competencies Internationally

We are inviting submissions looking at Indigenous educational attainment and adult competencies, particularly those utilizing the recently released Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data.

On October 8, 2013, the OECD and 25 participating countries released data on literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments as a part of the PIAAC (see OECD website for information about the data). This latest international literacy and skills survey is the first to include nationally representative data on information-processing skills for select Indigenous groups, including the off-reserve Aboriginal adult population in Canada (aged 16 to 65 years old).

PIAAC measures the three information-processing skills—literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments. PIAAC also includes a module on skill use, including respondents' reading, numeric, and problem-solving behaviour at work and at home, as well as basic socio-economic and demographic information.

The IIPJ invites submissions examining Indigenous adult competencies for this special issue. This issue is particularly interested in submissions that make use of the PIAAC data, but is open to other research articles and policy analyses related to this topic area.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed. The special edition is scheduled for release in early 2016.

Submission deadline is September 15th, 2015.

Manuscript preparation guidelines can be found in IIPJ’s Author Guide