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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

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Dyslexia

A learning disorder manifested by difficulties with reading and writing which requires diagnostic assessment and specifically designed teaching and learning strategies.

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Drop-out

Temporary or permanent withdrawal from an education or training programme before its completion. (Note: In English this word can also refer to a person who has failed to complete a course. This usage is often derogative.)

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Distance learning

Education and training imparted at a distance through communication media: books, radio, TV, telephone, correspondence, computer or video.

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Disadvantaged

Excluded from social rights or from social life or whose situation is precarious. (Note: Does not include cognitive and/or physical impairments, for which see ‘Learning difficulties/disabilities’).