Adult education is the education given to adults to acquire some skills like writing and reading. The main purpose of this education is enable the illiterate or semi-illiterate adults acquire an ability to have an effective use of language mainly in writing, reading, speaking and listening. The adult education is give up to adequate level of communication in the given language.

Adult education is given in different methods depending on different countries and the reason of it being offered. Some of the skills are given to develop different skills like in business and for socialization.Factors affecting adult education in US and FinlandIn the United States and in the Finland, adult education is offered in different ways that depend on different issues, mostly it depends on financial affordability, social status and life contentions needs.In the United States, adult education is offered depending on the age of the learners.

People of different ages are taught together which is claimed that helps the trainers have easy time for they all have same understanding capability.In the Finland, age does not matter, the reason for the training is much considered. Example if a certain group of adults needs to be trained on issues regarding the business, they will be taught together. (Brookfield, 2005),The other factor that affects the adult education is financial capability.

In the United States, the government offers either partial or no any financial aid a tall to the adult learners which in turn affect the program for some of the learners who could be financially unstable while in the Finland, adult education is completely funded by the government.Government policy also affects the program. In the United States, adult education is given only to the willing adults compared to Finland where illiteracy rate is zero. The government imposes a rule that all uneducated adults must attend adult education to attain its goal. (Adult education, 2008)Reference:Adult education, (2008), retrieved from www. on 9th Nov 2008Brookfield, S. (2005), The Power of Critical Theory for Adult Learning and Teaching, Open University Press,