With this catalogue, the Danish Evaluation Institute (EVA) would like to inspire those of you who teach adults with weak basic skills to work in a goal-oriented way with persistence in your teaching.
As a teacher, you can make a big difference to the persistence of your adult students. For persistence is not something that one either has or does not have, research shows that it can be developed and strengthened.
Persistence, for example, is influenced by the experience gained from learning. Many adults with weak basic skills have low confidence in their literary abilities and that may hinder their persistence.
However, persistence in adults can be strengthened in a new educational context because they can gain new positive experiences of learning.
Although this catalogue is primarily targeted at PAE teachers and their teaching, we hope that it can inspire everyone who works with adult education.