International Journal of Adult and Non Formal Education

Commentary - International Journal of Adult and Non Formal Education ( 2022) Volume 3, Issue 3

Function of adult education and its drawbacks

L John*
Department of School Education, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, United States
*Corresponding Author:
L John, Department of School Education, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, United States, Email:

Received: 15-Nov-2022, Manuscript No. IJANFE -22- 85695; Editor assigned: 18-Nov-2022, Pre QC No. IJANFE -22- 85695(PQ); Reviewed: 02-Dec-2022, QC No. IJANFE -22- 85695; Revised: 08-Dec-2022, Manuscript No. IJANFE -22- 85695(R); Published: 16-Dec-2022, DOI: 10.15651/2437-1882.22.3.040


Nowadays, adult education is crucial. Especially for those who did not have access to a quality education when they were younger. After all, learning is a lifelong adventure, and for some people, finding the perfect kind of education may come later in life. Nobody is claiming that the road they chose when they're young will be the path they take in the end. The labor market is seeing a rise in demand. Companies today have higher expectations of their staff. One degree is no longer sufficient. Employees must have a basic understanding of everything related to their jobs.

A fantastic method to do it is through adult education. Classes that are quick and simple assist workers to develop, deliver better results, and improve their employability.

They will most likely lag behind if they don't start educating themselves. After a certain age, that is no longer a major issue. However, improving our educational background is unquestionable if they're still working and expect to do so for at least another ten years before retiring. We need to be aware that some vocations will soon become obsolete due to technological advancements, or have already done so.

Adults doing those duties now have to pay attention to something else. Even formal education isn't just a privilege for kids or teenagers. A mature adult's opportunity to further their education and develop any desired skills is provided by adult education. It is a way of educating adults in addition to the regular school and college education we give our young people. Formal, vocational, recreational, social, etc. are all possible forms of adult education.

We must consider the fact that these folks are already seasoned and almost certainly employed. Therefore, this needs to be taken into account while developing the curriculum and teaching strategies. Adult education is crucial because it expands on the knowledge that adults will already have. They therefore get a second opportunity at a better career or advancement in their existing employment thanks to access to education. They might even learn new abilities that will benefit their careers. They can broaden their job prospects while increasing their knowledge and skill set. The most notable is that individuals typically balance these educational pursuits with a full-time job and a profession.

Finding the time and the energy to balance both is challenging for them. One type of formal education includes schools and universities, but formal adult education is most often the enrolment of seasoned adults in various certification programs or studying for job advancement. It refers to a program that offers official credentials to persons who are willing to work but are already gainfully employed or who never received a formal education. Although non-formal education doesn't have a specific curriculum, it is managed by qualified experts. Although it does not grant a formal degree or diploma, it is incredibly helpful in honing particular talents and boosting a person's productivity.

The motivation behind non-formal adult education is a desire to learn. Examples of non-formal adult education include educating community women to sew, make bags, make pickles, make honey, farm, or engage in any other sustainable activity. It encompasses behavior, moral etiquette, determining what is right or wrong, customs, culture, etc. Informal adult education is demonstrated by a literate person teaching his uneducated friends the fundamentals of math, reading, and writing. Informal adult education is usually educational in nature and is provided through meetings and community events.