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Multiplier Seminar




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 “Guidelines for Counselling Disadvantaged Adults” will 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. They include a curriculum for sensitising seminars targeted at social and vocational counsellors.

Dissemination of the project results will be achieved through seminars in the partner countries and through a European multiplier seminar.

Duration of the project: October 2002 until March 2005

Project number: 101482-CP-1-2002-1-AT-GRUNDTVIG–G1    

Project coordination:

BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining

Vienna, Austria