Aversive Discrimination Awareness Training

ADAT, Aversive Discrimination Awareness Training, final aim is to promote the idea of formal and non-formal adult education really inclusive and accessible to all.
The issue of Aversive Discrimination has not yet been addressed openly and directly in the field of adult education. Nowadays discrimination is not what it used to be in the past, luckily. In almost all sectors the level of awareness of those who work or volunteer or study in adult education excludes any direct discrimination. This fact is also supported by legislation, ethical principles, awareness of rights, etc.

However, in the last twenty years numerous authors and groups have been extensively debating the aversive aspects of discrimination.
ADAT Partners are organisations addressing some type of diversity, and thanks to their work in the respective fields, are conscious of the presence of aversive discrimination in many educational materials used in adult education.
ADAT will analyse how aversive discrimination (in particular aversive disablism, sexism and homophobia), can influence the learning paths of learners and, in general, the organization and provision of adult education.
Aversive discrimination will be addressed in an intersectional perspective. Intersectionality refers to the interaction of two or more forms of discrimination that compound to form multiple discriminations.

The final conference of the project will be on 17.11.2010 in Graz (Hotel Feichtinger, 8020 Graz, Lendplatz 1a).
You can see the program here.

Lifelong Learning Programme
Action Grundtvig

Project No: 142145-LLP-1-2008-1-ATGRUNDTVIG-GMPP