The ALFIE partnership gathered policy makers, researchers, teacher training institutions and training providers in the field of “alphabetization” (initial literacy) for adult immigrants.
The partnership aimed primarily at establishing a meeting place for the exchange of knowledge, experience, insights and practical models related to the initial literacy training of immigrants in Europe. Also, producing a list of recommendations that can further the quality and efficiency of initial literacy training was a major objective.
The partnership aspired to contribute to national and European policy through the project’s cooperation with the European Basic Skills Network, EBSN.
The ALFIE partners will explore themes like:
- teachers’ professional development
- pedagogical approaches
- concrete didactic guidelines
- different systems for assistance in mother language
- organisational issues
The work took place in and between a series of five seminars, and was be disseminated through national networks and through cooperation with the EBSN.
ALFIE is a Learning Partnership within the Grundtvig / LLP programme.
- Skills Norway, Norway (coordinator)
- ACEFIR, Spain
- Albeda College, the Netherlands
- Akrotea.ch, Switzerland
- University of Iceland, Iceland
Project period: 1 August 2011 - 31 July 2013