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With the boom of computer & miniature electronic devices, the aptitude for mental computational skills are in decline.

Recent studies show that the skills of pupils are getting worse and worse. In one of the study, tested 106 Final year students of primary school? in mental addition and subtraction (within the limits of 20), multiplication and division (within the limits of 100). Standard tables including 64 elementary operations on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division were used for determination of the level of the skills.

The results turned out worrying: 52% of the sample has failed in addition and subtraction; 75% of the sample has failed in multiplication and division. In comparison with the data which had been obtained five years ago there is considerable deterioration (25 – 30 %). The investigations show that all of these pupils have no chances to understand and master more complicated topics. If the trend will not change, very soon school math will turn into “knowledge for minions of fortune” and will become a sort of magic for other pupils.

This scenario has been aggravated by present education system as well as incompetent teachers. The learning activities put more emphasis towards better grades, and so students try to minimize their chances of error. At the same time teachers lack innovative ideas towards teaching subjects like mathematics, which are still taught in a very rudimentary ways.

Things have started improving as more and more educationists are realizing the importance of improvement of education. The jobs in the future are going to be more temporary, more technologically based, and more sustainable rather than based on the old system of quick profits, and easy credit. Educating our children towards this new reality, could start at home, as traditional Schools will take longer to adjust to the New Economy.

Teaching the old, rather than the new could educate Graduates that are ill-equipped, and ignorant of the future, and could be heading for the unemployment queues of the future.

Therefore Home schooling programs that embrace the future, can be better than a State Education system that primarily justifies the past, rather than looks to the future.

What are the main areas you need to teach your Children to face the future?

1. Independence of Thought
2. Continual adjustment to New Technologies, and Ideas
3. Self- Management
4. Self- study through research on the Web
5. An ability to interact with differing Cultures
6. Exposure to differing languages
7. Innovative and Critical Thinking
8. Money Management Skills

These are tough challenges our children face, especially as a new generation to truly face the future with confidence.

Reference source ezinearticles.com

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