“The Challenges of the Adult Learner”
Today many adults face unique challenges as an adult leaner while attending college. For example, am I too old to go back to school, keeping up with younger students, and can I balance work and family while in school are some of the few questions that adults learners ask themselves. As an adult leaner the challenges I have faced are balancing parenthood, job security, and extra-curricular activities. Going back to school was a goal I always wanted to achieve. After eighteen years, I decided to go back to school and achieve this goal. As a single mother, I was thinking how I would balance going back to school and taking care of my family at the same time. My most concerns was would I have time for my family, could I keep up with all the day to day activities in my family life, or what about homework. These were the concerns I face when deciding to go back to school. My schedule is very hectic as a single parent. I wanted to show my son than 15 to dream big and how to set goals for him. I felt that I could not just keep telling him, but showing him would be a great example for him to see me achieve me my goal. I also have two other small children who are in the 3rd and 4th grade who needs a lot of attention. Homework, cooking, washing, and bath time are some of the challenges of balancing parenthood as an adult learner in school. My job is very demanding. I work for a company that requires me to deal with a diversity of people of all walks of life. I have to listen to people problems, make solution, and attend workshops. As a single parent managing finances is can be stressful. The stress of trying to run a household, pay bills, and meet school financial obligation is challenging. As an adult learner it is hard for some employers to accept an employee returning back to school. There have been times I had to stay late at work and had to attend school also. Luckily I knew my instructor number. I would called and let...
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