Parents, in increasing numbers, are seeking alternatives to mainstream education. Children need to develop academic capacities as these are required to live in the modern world. But parents now realize that just learning academics is not going to prepare their child for day to day obstacles. The purpose of holistic education is to prepare students to meet the challenges of living as well as academics.
Science programs in each school should prepare both technologically and environmentally literate students, through planned learning strategies and opportunities that provide students with knowledge and experience of accepted science practices. Content standards are designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.
Technology is increasingly growing it’s importance in the education sector. Advanced technologies make education easier, joyful and accessible. Education for children is no longer boring and cumbersome as the educational technologies have made it interesting. Studying by playing has been made possible only by the new technology.
Effective teaching involves the practical application of new research/theory in a classroom environment. Critical to this process is the teacher's knowledge of the subject content, and his/her ability to implement new strategies, to develop effective performance tasks, to design appropriate assessment tools, and to address the different student learning styles.