“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Adult education is very important because many elderly people feel helpless at times of need and have been dependent. Education can enable them to become more independent. Many adults have not finished their high school education. A high school education is incredibly important; whether someone is trying to get a basic job, or is thinking about college, a high school diploma is needed. Adult education is the way for those adults who did not finish high school to get their high school diploma and continue on with their lives. Adult education is at night, so that the adults who attend it may still continue to go to work. This allows these adults to continue to progress in their lives while adding more education to their resume and mind. Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. It is education and enlightenment that lifts a nation to the heights of progress and greatness. Unfortunately, the situation in India, at least in some of the states, education is disgraceful and awful. At present about 60% of the people in India are illiterate; they cannot differentiate a buffalo from a black mole. Adult education is needed because it is a powerful auxiliary and an essential incentive to primary education. Illiteracy and ignorance is a sin; an illiterate adult is a burden on society. Contemporary adult education can take many different forms. Colleges and universities have instituted evening programs, correspondence courses, distance learning programs and online courses; community colleges have been especially active in this area. At the local level, public schools have been active in furnishing facilities and assistance to private adult education groups in many communities. Community centers, political and economic...
...CHALLENGES FOR ADULT STUDENTS IN FOSTERING EDUCATION
Higher education continues to change, particularly in terms of the student body. In the past, colleges and universities were often populated by recent high school graduates who were training for their first jobs. Today, the higher education institution includes people in just about every phase of life. No longer are people expected to stay in the same vocational field, and schools are increasingly gearing their programs and services to older learners who are interested in new fields, career changes, and simply learning about unique subjects. Of course, it can be a bumpy road for some adults, particularly if they have not been in school for quite some time. While some of these adults may be confident when it comes to professional skills, it can be an intimidating experience to step onto a college campus. With that in mind, here are a few of the major challenges that are sometimes experienced by adult learners.
The first challenged has something to do with time and energy, and how it is prioritized. The job or the family takes too much energy and the person does not intend to use the free time left on learning activities. We call this category "lack of time and/or energy". At first sight, this factor falls well into Cross (1981) and Darkenwald & Merriam (1982) situational barriers, that is barriers related to the...
1. Adulteducation is the process to provide education to the adult and aged people who, somehow, had failed to receive the elementary education during their childhood. The effort of providing adulteducation has been in existence for the past several years, as it is one of the most important things in building an educated nation. Unless the adults realize the importance of education they would never understand the need to educate their progeny. Education is one of the stepping stones for building a strong nation. Hence adulteducation is promoted on a large scale in the Indian sub continent.
Concept of AdultEducation
2. Most people make the mistake of looking at the concept of AdultEducation from a narrow perspective. To them it is nothing but a literacy program that is undertaken to eradicate illiteracy among adults in a country. However, AdultEducation, as a discipline has come a long way. It is no longer restricted to literacy alone. In a wider connotation, AdultEducation refers to any form of learning process that engages mature men and women beyond the confines of a traditional learning environment. Also termed...
Date: November 20, 2014
Assignment no: 4
The role of education in Standard of living
It has always been the common expression in my family how important education in human life, whether in achieving your personal dream or building a good future. Education provides not only knowledge to the person but it also cultivates the person´s ability through learning experience. In addition to education offers opportunity of achieving good life to those citizens (like for example women and person with physical or mental disabilities) who are denied to have access in well –being elements like education, health, mobility and political participation. It also assists the person to create a better understanding and a good perspective of what life is about and what matters the most.
Education important role is not only in improving the quality of people´s life and their community but it also serve as a powerful key in eliminating gender inequality and reducing poverty. In this paper I will examine how education can help to improve the standard of living of an individual by giving an example based on my family experience. Then, I will discuss in what ways education can help to eliminate gender inequality and reduce poverty rate.
In Philippines most of the people believe that education is the key of...
...Community Based AdultEducation
A. Global Assessment of Community Based AdultEducation. This includes most important contributions they can make to society in the face of what are considered the most significant challenges of the 1990's. Who are the customers and how can they best be served? Which of the philosophies of adulteducation are most evident in each case?
Adult educators in community based development identify with a specific content area or with a specific clientele. For example literacy (the adult reading programs established throughout different communities) and also health (aids awareness programs).
Aims and purposes of community-based adulteducation are usually directly related to specific community issues.
Community Development (strictly an educational process; everything else is secondary) vs. Popular Education (providing social skills useful to the oppressed).
Community-Based education operates on the assumption that a given community has potential to solve many of its problems.
The customers are the people in the community with common needs.
Paulo Freire is the principle thinker under the Popular Education.
B. What trends are evident (or can be expected) that will impact such institutions:
Education with the people...
By Mortimer J. Adler
When I read Adler’s passage, "Education consists in the growth of understanding, insight and ultimately some wisdom. Only in mature soil, soil rich with experience, can ideas really take root", (Adler) my first reaction was to defend childhood education based on my work history and education. Children learn through play and through play they have experiences which are very much a part of their education. These are experiences that last a life time from their intellectual development to their social-emotional growth. I felt that the author was criticizing the education of young children by saying children are only trainable or schooled not educated by life experiences. After reading the entire article, I have come to the conclusion that we are all trying to achieve ultimate wisdom or education through life experiences with the strongest foundation being early training and social-emotional development.
Adler states that children are more trainable then adults. Through my experience I have found this to be true in many aspects. Children are able to learn and speak a second language just through interacting with peers that speak the foreign language. This process usually depends on the child and the level of language skills they already possess. Concepts and skills are learned through play and interactions...
...INDIA'S GROWTH THROUGH ADVANCEMENT IN EDUCATION SECTOR
*Research scholar,sri Venkateshwara university,gajraula
**Supervisor, Maharaja agarsen college,Delhi university.
Education in India today is nothing like it was in Pre-Independence and Post-Independence Era. Education System in India today went through a lot of changes before it emerged in its present form. Presenteducation system in India is also guided by different objectives and goals as compared to earlier time. Present system of education in India, however is based around the policies of yesteryears. After independence, it was on 29th August 1947, that a Department of Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development was set up. At that time the mission was the quantitative spread of education facilities. After, 1960’s the efforts were more focussed to provide qualitative education facilities. The present research focus on steps through which our indian education system had gone through. The basic moto of this research is to show that india has done serious efforts in education nd has shotremendous development but it is still lacking in comparison with developed nations. This study is an effort to suggest some measures for its improvement.
Education in every sense is one of...
...Student number: 201324544
Module: Educational studies 1B
The role of critical thinking in education
This essay talks about the importance and the role of critical thinking in the education context. Many people believe that only intelligent people have critical thinking skills, which is not true. This essay will look at the importance of critical thinking in the classroom context as well as in the South African education as a whole. It will firstly discuss the link between critical thinking and education as well as their interconnection. Furthermore it will discuss in detail the success of combining them in a classroom context. The society is what it is today because of the decisions that the society participants make depending on their level of power and authority, that also requires thinking. Critical thinking is not only important in the education context but it is the most important tool when it comes to shaping the society and addressing the imbalances in it. Shaping the society begins with having a distinguished body of knowledge, in other words education is another tool to dress the social ills but it cannot do that on its own and that is where critical thinking comes in. Without critical thinking the education that is being given to learners would be pointless because without critical thinking skills they will not be able to use it in anyway...
...made to the education system due to the demands of a fast changing and increasingly competitive global economy. The need to provide quality education that maximizes the potential of every child and raise standards of pupil performance has increased the demand for education assistants and broadened the range of responsibilities they perform. In the past, an education assistant’s role involved preparing materials for the classroom, childcare and pastoral care. However in today’s teaching environment, an education assistant is also required to support students with special needs, implement lesson plans, assess pupil progress, manage challenging behaviours and much more. It is important to note that many of these challenging responsibilities vary and would depend on the requirements of individual schools and classes. Accordingly, Kay (2005) states that an education assistant can only be successful in their role if they understand and clarify their individual responsibilities as they move from class to class. The essay discusses the importance of the role of an education assistant and the challenges they face. It also explores the skills they require to not only problem solve issues faced in the position but to achieve success in their roles.
Education assistants play an important role in...