This article explores the development of innovative approaches to the education of adults and young people in Ireland. The author begins by describing briefly the context in which those who are involved in adult education are working and some of the changes that have affected the development of the adult education service in the country.
The article highlights the complexity of bilingual education programmes. It is suggested that 'Pedagogically, second language students ... benefit from context-embedded communication'(p.249) which concurs with the ideas suggested by Derewinka (2003)
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