The Forward Trainer project was above all an awareness-raising project. It upgraded FORWARD, another project on reading and writing difficulties.
During the first FOWARD project it became clear that not only learning strategies dyslectics develop should be studied but people with dyslexia and teachers should be provided with useful tools.
Thus the project’s specific objectives were:
- to collect the experience of educators who were already offering support for adults with reading and writing difficulties, including dyslexia
- to draft a handbook for teachers, trainers, tutors, shop stewards on how to use different pedagogical approaches that help adults with reading and writing difficulties difficulties/dyslexia learn better
- to use the project results as a base for a series of Grundtvig 3 courses and national courses
- to ensure the dissemination of these results through the inclusion of this course in the G3 catalogue by some of the partners involved in the project, as well as disseminating the information about the courses by all possible means: the project’s web page, brochures, through the partners’ networks.
The target groups included teachers and trainers, but the course and the handbook have been directed generally towards persons who are likely to be in the first line to meet people with reading and writing difficulties.
The project partners produced a course that can be used at both international and national level. The idea behind the course was to empower the participants with specific knowledge, information, pedagogical skills and approaches to supporting adults with reading and writing difficulties.
A specific national result was a handbook introducing university teachers to understanding dyslexia and learning stratgies of their students.
The project was funded by European Commission.