A Boom in Adult Education
Presently, more and more adults spend their spare time trying to improve themselves. As we know, a lot of adults work in the daytime. After working hard all day, they rush home, gulp down their meals and hurry out to study in the night school.
But why is there a boom in adult education? There are several
reasons. Firstly, people know clearly that knowledge is power and that it
is never too old to learn. Secondly, without knowledge, you cannot be
qualified for a good position. More knowledge means more opportunities
for better jobs and quicker promotion, while lack of skills and knowledge
might deprive one of the opportunities to be promoted. Moreover, in
today's competitive society, if you want to be a cut above the rest, you
have to learn as much as possible.
In a word, people go back to school for the common goal to improve themselves, which, in turn, helps to raise the intellectual standard of the whole nation. As college students, we should make full use of our school time, try to master more skills and at the same time put our knowledge into practice.
A Boom in Adult Education
Every Tuesday and Friday evening sees Miss Li, my neighbor and a secretary in a company rush home after a hard day’s work, gulp down her
meals and then hurry out to catch the bus for her English class. Miss Li’s
case is not unique, and now more and more city adults spend their leisure time trying to improve themselves at school or college.
There are a number of reasons for people to go back for their
education. Some people？like Miss Li, are doing it to acquire another
degree or diploma to impress the society. To them more knowledge, or rather, more credentials mean more opportunities for better jobs and quicker promotion. Other people？especially those who are laid off or out
of employment go to vocational school to prepare to return to the job market. They are eager for new skills so that they can be qualified for the jobs in retail trade, administration, education and other service categories to which they are strange because most of them were blue-collar workers in the factory. There are also people who come to take such courses as
Chinese traditional medicine, painting, calligraphy and photography. As their working weeks decline people begin to have time to fulfill their old dream of their heart’s desire.
Out of necessity or out of interest, people go back to school for the
common goal——to improve themselves, and this boom in adult
education, in turn, helps to raise the intellectual standard of the whole