The word ‘education’ comes from the roots like educare, educere which means ‘to draw out’ ‘to bring out’. There is no end to the act of learning in one’s life though the formal learning ends with school and college. There are those who could not complete their education due to financial problems or other unforeseen difficulties and want to try a second chance. Some people who have finished the formal education and yet want to enhance their knowledge base and sharpen their skills.
Importance of Ongoing Education:
Ongoing education is a must for a normal human living. There is a need for a structuralized system of education for enhanced output. It is not possible for professionals and for who are employed in stable occupations to take time off from working hours and attend courses. There are people who were not able to take vocational training or college studies for various reasons and start working at an early age. Learning about these difficulties faced by a large number of people, governments propose by legislation, that informal and non formal education must be made available for these people. Today the opportunities for any one who either wants to start or wants to restart their educational needs can take advantage of adult education courses offered by government and private organizations.
Available Means of Adult Learning and Adult Education Courses:
There are adult learning are evening classes, week end courses, vocational courses, correspondence courses, distance learning, vocational training, self learning, informal education, formal educational courses, learning packages available in the form of CDs and DVDs, books are some of the ways that one can go in for in of Adult Education.
Refresher courses in the same line of expertise, update courses, complementary subject courses, technical courses are some of the types of courses available in the area of adult education. The formal school and college education courses are also offered through the above mentioned means of education. Completion of these courses ensures the certificates of formal educational departments. Higher education courses are available for senior citizens, professionals and retired persons.