Today, more and more adults are spending their leisure time trying to improve themselves by going back to college or taking special courses in subjects which they are interested in. What is your view on the importance of adult education?
The Importance of Adult Education
Many people in the workforce are unhappy with their current salaries or career and consider a change or a betterment of their lives through discovering new avenues of industry. Adult education is on the rise. I personally hold that adult education is highly advisable and completely achievable3 and therefore is highly important.
Firstly, adults starting a new or returning to school most often have found within themselves a strengthened desire to succeed. Studies have shown that 80% of adult students graduate as compared to a 50% average graduation rate among traditional students. Furthermore, adults have a bank of knowledge from life or work experience that can contribute to what they will learn in school. This is a fantastic advantage over their younger peers. Adults also view their professors as peers and are less intimidated by them, Last but not least, higher education for the adult is a life-changing experience. Most often, adults go to school to further their education in hopes of salary increases, chances for promotion, or they go to school for change, hoping to enter into a better field or pursue a field that they have a deep-rooted passion for.
In conclusion, the importance of having adult education overshadows the difficulties in pursuing your degree later in life. Given that most colleges and universities have tailored their programs to fit adult student's needs and schedules, going back to school for adult education is feasible and highly advisable. (238 words)
1.If people are willing to spend time and money on gaining new experience once they stop working, it would be an enormous asset to the economy if we can persuade them to do this earlier.
2.Apart from the collective economical benefits,it also helps the individual.with the current progress of society, people need to keep up in their personal lives as well.