Support the Ways to Literacy

Guidelines for Counselling Disadvantaged Adults

There is a widespread need to detect basic skills deficiencies during early stages of social, vocational or educational counselling. Because people who are embarrassed by their lack of literacy and numeracy skills successfully hide their deficits, advisers working in these fields have to be trained to employ strategies and methods to carefully unveil these facts without offending the social and cultural integrity of their clients.

The project Support the Way to Literacy developed "Guidelines for Counselling Disadvantaged Adults". Theyl sensitise, inform and train advisers in order to detect people with illiteracy or borderline basic skills, help them to develop self-confidence, advise them on training possibilities, maintain motivation and re-orient their potential of creativity.

These guidelines can be downloaded on the project website of Support the Way to Literacy.

Coordination: BEST
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: November 2002 - März 2005
EU - Partner für lebenslanges Lernen This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.