Continuing Education is the process of acquiring additional knowledge to advance ones career, job status or, getting that college degree that eluded you. It is the learning that one gets by advancing their knowledge. It mainly involves activities like finishing your GED, going after a BA degree, or even a masters degree and to give one the practical exposure on the aspects of real time situations, with the necessary technical skills required to face the practical situations.
What is the need for Continuing Education?
Continuing Education is required for development of any society. Continuing Education of a person improves his social status, his mental status, his knowledge, and his abilities to develop his skills to face practical situations. Continuing Education is the only weapon with which one can kill ignorance and fight with unawareness. An educated person can perceive things in a better way because he has a broad mind with which he can see the things differently. He has a broadened mind with which he is able to understand all the faces of any problem and then he will be able to handle the situation in a better way.
Status of continuing education is high in developed countries but if we talk about developing countries the scene is improving rapidly. Though continuous efforts being made by the governments of developing countries to achieve continuing education, they will in the near future, overtake many developed nations in higher learning.
Why is the literacy rate not up to the desired marks despite of continuous efforts? What are the major barriers which prevent spread of continuing education? The reasons can be best described as:
Lack of Education and Infrastructure facilities which holds back the learning rate from reaching its desired mark, poverty in a major segment of population which prevents the parents from sending their children to schools, gender inequality that means a female is not given the same preference as the male which should not be, and traditional discriminating practices which also play a major role in preventing everyone from having equal rights in their quest for continuing education learning.
If people from developing countries are able to overcome these barriers the education level will rapidly rise in these developing countries.