Types of Adult Education
Adult education can be classified into five different categories. These categories describe the different reasons adults continue their education. The article places each person who is seeking education as an adult into one of the five categories.
The first category that is discussed is education for vocational, technical, and professional competence. This category is aimed at adults who are trying to gain new knowledge in order to gain a new job or to prepare for a new position. These categories are for adults who continue their education to gain a skill that will assist them in the work place.
The second category is education for health, welfare, and family living. This category is for adults who seek education that will assist them in caring for loved ones. This category also covers the adults who want to educate themselves in order to assist their family with health and welfare. An example of this type of adult would be a soon to be mothers that are educating themselves about what to expect from the baby and what to do to be prepared.
The third category is education for civic, political, and community competence. This category covers the adults who seek knowledge to better understand what is going on in the world around them. These adults what to become more aware about politics and how they will be affected by the people they place in office.
The forth category is education for self-fulfillment. This category covers the adults who want to learn a new skill such as painting, music, and other miscellaneous personal enjoyment items. These adults wish to learn new hobbies, be more creative, or to learn a skill that will allow them the ability to express themselves.
The fifth category is remedial education, fundamental and literacy education. This category is for adults who may not have had the opportunity in their childhood to learn the necessary skill to such as reading, writing, or communicating with others. This category is...