Guidance and Orientation for Adult Learners

8 Participating countries:
Start: 01-02-2015 - End: 31-01-2018
Project Reference: 388452-EPP-1-2014-2-BE-EPPKA3-PI-POLICY
EC Grant: 1,752,312.98 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Support for policy reform
Action Type: Policy experimentations

Summary

Education and training have a crucial role to play in meeting socio-economic, demographic, environmental and technological challenges in Europe by enabling citizens to acquire, update and develop job-specific skills and key competences needed for their employability and to foster further learning, active citizenship and intercultural dialogue. However it is a general trend in Europe that only adults who have benefited higher levels of education are more likely to participate to adult education than low educated adults.In view of this trend, there is an increased need in all partner countries to specific service delivery for low skilled adults who can’t find an appropriate way to develop their competencies for full participation in society and to the labour market. The provision of adult education in the partner countries is fragmented and there is a lack of coordination between the different providers and specific stakeholders that deal with low skilled adults. Therefore, an independent one-stop guidance service including validation if earlier learning, that puts the specific needs of low skilled adult learners in the centre is indispensable to increase participation of low skilled adults in adult education. Partner countries have already some form of guidance to adult learners or specific policy strategies that focus on educational guidance and orientation. However, the existing services or the structures on which theseservices rely, are not suitable to reach the adults mostly in need of education. Therefore it is crucial to develop models based on a meta-analysis of the existing structures and services, opportunities and needs in order to specifically reach low skilled adults.These models will be implemented in representative areas and to specific sub target groups. The extensive partnership in this project will allow to develop, implement and evaluate experimental models for learning guidance for adults in different contexts.Throughout the project, there will be a strong focus on process evaluation which will enable the identification of criteria and conditions and factors of critical success in relation to the different context factors. This evidence will be used to develop a structural support basis amongst decision makers and relevant stakeholders for scaling up the model of learning guidance and orientation in all partner countries which will contribute to increase chances of low skilled adults on inclusion in society and labour marketThe National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy, Institute of Education, London (NRDC) will be coordinating and guiding the evaluation (both process as final). In the partner countries monitoring teams will be compiled including national researchers, stakeholders and policy experts that are responsible to collect the evidence base under guidance of the NRDC.After all phases of the project (preparation phase, implementation phase and evaluation phase) a report will be delivered by the research institution which will be valuable input for policy development and experimentations in other countries of the European Union.

Results

Results for this project are not yet available. They might become available after the project's end date.

Coordinator

VLAAMS GEWEST

KONING ALBERT II LAAN 20, 1000
BRUSSEL
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
BE

Partners

TOPUNT GENT
GENT
Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen
FRAEDSLUMIDSTOD ATVINNULIFS EHF
REYKJAVIK
Höfuðborgarsvæði
KVALIFIKACIJU IR PROFESINIO MOKYMO PLETROS CENTRAS
VILNIUS
Vilniaus apskritis
MINISTERIE VAN ONDERWIJS, CULTUUR EN WETENSCHAP
DEN HAAG
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
MIDSTOD SIMENNTUNAR A SUDURNESJUM
REYKJANESBÆR
Landsbyggð
MINISTRSTVO ZA IZOBRAZEVANJE, ZNANOST IN SPORT
LJUBLJANA
Extra-Regio NUTS 3
CENTER REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE ZA POKLICNO IZOBRAZEVANJE
LJUBLJANA
Osrednjeslovenska
ANDRAGOSKI CENTER REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE
LJUBLJANA
Osrednjeslovenska
NARODNI USTAV PRO VZDELAVANI, SKOLSKE PORADENSKE ZARIZENI A ZARIZENI PRO DALSI VZDELAVANI PEDAGOGICKYCH PRACOVNIKU
PRAHA
Hlavní město Praha
PROVINCIEBESTUUR WEST-VLAANDEREN
SINT-ANDRIES/BRUGGE
Prov. West-Vlaanderen
Organisation type: Regional Public body
STICHTING LEZEN & SCHRIJVEN
THE HAGUE
Zuid-Holland
MIMIR-SIMENNTUN EHF
REYKJAVIK
Höfuðborgarsvæði
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
LONDON
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
HUIS VAN HET LEREN WEST-VLAANDEREN VZW
BRUGGE
Prov. West-Vlaanderen
NATIONAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
ANKARA
Turkey Extra-Regio

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