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Adult Education Is Easily Accessible To Everyone

Aug 17, 2007
Don't ever let anyone ever tell you, you can't teach an old dog new tricks! My grandmother got a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) from Cambridge University in England, at the ripe old age of 82 years. Obviously she didn't need it as an occupational qualification, but she did want to prove to herself and others that the women of her generation were not stupid despite being chained to the kitchen sinks as mothers and a wifes for their entire lives.

In today's world there are countless possibilities and options for adults to get reeducated or educated for the first time. In fact there are more grownups going back to the classroom than ever before, many of whom have trudged through life as illiterates or semi illiterates.

Adult education is everywhere. No matter whether you want to study full time or part time, daytime, evenings, all year round or seasonal, there are flexible programs out there to suit all kinds of folks for all manner of situations and reasons. It's really great to know that those people who missed the educational boat for whatever reason are now given the chance to develop new skills, gain a qualification, or just learn for the pure heck of it.

My wife's brother has just completed an Open University course and obtained a degree in his spare time. It actually took him 6 long years, but he considering he was in full time employment as a general building laborer, it's a remarkable achievement. It was a great celebration for him as he got his award just 1 week before his 29th birthday. The Open University programs are open to all people, including those without formal academic qualifications. Check it out on the web if you'd like more detailed information.

Another benefit to adult education is that nowadays just about everyone has access to the internet, which means that distant learning has become really accessible and easy. Online courses, online tutors, materials and virtual classrooms are becoming the norm in today's world.

Adult education is not only for the uneducated though as many already educated folks want to attain higher levels of education in order to dramatically increase their career prospects. Additionally, the more learned one becomes, the more opportunities knock on their door. The more strings you have to your bow, the more choices are available, it's a simple as that.

Whether you are an adult that would just like to lean the basics of how read and write, or you need an academic qualification in order to climb your vocational ladder, adult education is there for you.
About the Author
Gary Tooth writes for Distantschooling.com where he has articles on getting a Special Education Degree and Learning German. There are also many other 'Educational' related pieces on the site.
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