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Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference

  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco 5 Embarcadero Center San Francisco, CA, 94111 United States (map)

AIR will conduct a workshop and present a poster (see below for more details) at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference. The full online program is forthcoming.

Workshop: Comparative and International Education Research Made Easy Using Free Online Data Platforms and Tools
Workshop Leaders: Nathalie Mertes (IEA), David Miller (AIR), Lynn Hu (AIR), Emily Pawlowski (AIR), and Marissa Hall (AIR)

There are a number of data platforms and tools that are free and publicly available on the web for doing comparative and international education research. However, many people are either not aware that these exist or not aware of which to use to answer specific research questions. These online data platforms and tools vary considerably in terms of content, functionality, data visualization capabilities, and availability of country data. The primary objective of this workshop is to teach participants how to use these platforms and tools effectively. The workshop will focus on three platforms/tools, which have been developed with funding from the International Activities Branch at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the U.S. Department of Education: the ILSA Gateway, the International Data Explorer (IDE), and the Country Profiles and Comparisons tool. Throughout the workshop, the leaders will provide hands-on examples of how research questions in comparative and international education can be addressed using the various online data platforms and tools.

Poster: Exploring the impact of parental education on adults’ skills with PIAAC
Presenters: Emily Pawlowski (AIR) and Jaleh Soroui (AIR)

This presentation will use data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) to examine the impact of parental education on skills development in adults’ lives across countries, with a focus on literacy and numeracy skills. The presentation will also look at the relationship between parental education and other workforce, educational, and social outcomes, and how these patterns vary by demographics.