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The White Paper on Adult Education: Learning for Life 2000

The White Paper on Adult Education: Learning for Life 2000, states that adult education in Ireland should be based on three core principles:
1/ a systematic approach
2/ equality of access
3/ inter-culturalism

The paper recognises that many immigrants have specific urgent requirements, from basic information to language training. It emphasises the need to encourage the participation of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in adult education, and specifies the importance of making free English classes available and accessible.

As ESOL is a new area for most Irish adult literacy services, NALA (National Adult Literacy Agency) have published policy guidelines and supports to support practitioners training adults in English as a second language.


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Project n° 2020-1-FR01-KA204-080142

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