research paper on Aging Population's Impact on Adult Education
A 3 page research paper that discusses a prevalent demographic trend that is having a tremendous impact on adult education is the rapidly increasing number of older adults. On average, every "50 seconds another 50 baby boomers celebrate their 50th birthdays" (Morris and Ballard, 2003, p. 167). Baby Boomers are the generation born between 1946 and 1964 and they constitute one of the largest segments of the American population. Due to the progression of this demographic bump through the lifespan, the number of adult education programs for midlife and older adults has expanded tremendously over the course of the last 2 decades, with many programs moving beyond the traditional subject matters, such as recreational activities (Morris and Lane, 2003). Bibliography lists 3 sources.