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The final international conference

Project Implementation of the European Agenda for Adult Education 2015-2017 – the final international conference

The final international conference within the project Implementation of the European Agenda for Adult Education 2015-2017 took place on 16 October 2017 at Hotel Dubrovnik in Zagreb.

The Unit for Adult Education within the Directorate for Education of the Ministry of Science and Education carries out the above mentioned project since 1 November 2015 till 31 October 2017, with the financial assistance of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

During the implementation period of the above mentioned project were organized 20 forums, 3 study trips, 4 workshops and 3 coordination meetings, in order to promote and encourage the inclusion in the adult education system.

The main objective of the project was developing the document The Guidelines for the Improvement of Primary Education for Adults in the Republic of Croatia which was presented during the conference. At the same time, it was stressed that activities regarding the new curriculum for primary adult education will follow soon.

Currently, a curriculum for primary adult education is being performed according to the Curriculum and Adult Education Program from the year 2003. This program requires substantial changes and alignment with the current needs and new normative framework.
In the model, which was presented during the final conference, is proposed to organize the teaching in three educational periods, according to educational areas, rather than subjects. Also, three modules are proposed:

  • Module B, which represents a new primary adult education program and is intended for all persons with uncompleted basic education;
  • A module, which is intended primarily for vulnerable groups such as illiterate persons, persons with disabilities, persons without completed primary education, as well as migrants and asylum seekers;
  • Module R is intended for those attending training programs, who have completed primary education, but have the lowest level of literacy, numerical skills and problem-solving skills in a complex technological environment.

Also, the new project of the same name was announced during the final conference. This project will last since 1 November 2017 till 31 December 2019 and its aim is creating the guidelines for the development of basic reading literacy skills of the adults.