European Curriculum guidelines for
  Access programmes into higher education
  for under-represented Adult Learners




Coordination: Grete Kernegger

Foster, Roland / Kernegger, Grete et al., European curriculum guidelines for access programmes into higher education for under-represented adult learners / Europäische Leitlinien für studienvorbereitende Einrichtungen, Strasbourg / Graz: Council of Europe / European Centre for Modern Languages , 2006, ISBN 10 92-871-5994-7, [CD-Rom].

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The idea for the CHAGAL project was born out of the realisation that education systems have to be responsive to the diverse backgrounds and specific needs of international students and to adopt effective strategies to offer students every chance of success in their undertakings. An innovative and inclusive curriculum sensitive to the students’ diversity not only promotes positive student reaction and success, but also reflects the host country’s acceptance of the potential these students have to offer.

On the CHAGAL in ACTION! CD-Rom 12 Curriculum Guidelines drawn up by the 16 partner institutions originally participating in the CHAGAL-Grundtvig project describe how student-centred course curricula can be developed and implemented and illustrate how CHAGAL principles can be put into practice. Examples of good practice from 9 European countries comprise the areas of

  • social and cultural learning
  • content-based learning
  • language and study skills
  • student support

and are – together with the CHAGAL Recipe Book for Teachers – targeted specifically at practitioners.


Roland Forster, Grete Kernegger, Mee Foong Lee, Imke Mohr , Kees Smit and Penka Taneva-Kafelova with the cooperation of Hannes Vogler.