13.11.2013 IN FOCUS

Second EAEA analysis on PIAAC published

EAEA believes that working to engage migrant groups in adult education must be a priority. The second analysis of PIAAC results concentrates on how adult education can help disadvantaged migrant groups in increasing their chances.

PIAAC proves that participation in adult education remains unequal. Despite many efforts, those whose are already disadvantaged, are less likely to participate in adult learning and therefore to improve their skills through adult education and training activities. In this analysis we want to focus on one of these very heterogeneous groups: migrants with low proficiency levels and educational attainment.

Participation in education is evidently connected to participation in society and to the ability to make voices heard. Therefore EAEA believes that working to engage migrant groups in adult education must be a priority as it means striving towards a just and inclusive society. EAEA is aiming to reach this goal with the OED Network, based on four concepts that are of utmost relevance for this kind of work: diversity, outreach, empowerment and active citizenship. Read the full text

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Previous PIAAC articles available on EAEA's PIAAC policy page

EAEA's policy debate on PIAAC on 3 December 2013