A SYSTEMIC, INTEGRATED MODEL TO WORK WITH DISADVANTAGED ADULTS
In the European Social Policy context, the term “disadvantaged” refers to a particular group of people with inadequate learning resources due to limited or restricted access to learning provisions. Ensuring that Europe’s citizens keep developing their knowledge, skills and competence throughout their lives is vital for employment, competitiveness and innovation, and for each individual to develop and shape one´s life.
This is the challenge for adult education: be able to promote and support lifelong learning for everyone, above all for people in disadvantaged situations, since exclusion from lifelong learning is a substantial deficit which separates individuals from the civil society. This approach has to be systemic and consider the person in its whole, while very often the adult education organizations tend to tackle a single aspect of the disadvantage
On these pillars we built the project PRINT and one of the project’s results was the realization of a systemic-integrated model to work with disadvantaged adults, that consider them holistically, and thus can support adult educators to address them as complex and complete persons and not as a problem personification that needs to be solved.
Here you can find the model devoloped