Today the world is passing through rapid changes and in such a world, education cannot resist change. Thus the educational pot is boiling more violently today than ever before in the century.
The world is on the threshold of an exciting and revolutionary period in which the scientific study of man will be harnessed in man's best interest. Education must play its part. It must accept the fact that a sweeping revision of educational practices is possible and is inevitable.
The imperatives of new times, new demands and new visions require education of such quality as never was visualized in human history. No wonder a new and comprehensive concept is emerging. It is being realized that education a concept philosophically evolved, philosophically developed and socially based. Education is being considered a functional social science which has to mirror the social phenomenon and also changing in the phenomenon.
A progressive educator of the present century calls education as the development of all those capacities in the individual which will enable him to control the environment and fulfil his possibilities. The new education is an educational philosophy that is involving school room practices, making learning a more powerful process, giving children the sense of reality in the school, making schools into workshops, laboratories, libraries and inspiring educational experimentation".
During the past few decades, a spirit of change and innovation pervades educational activities in many parts of the world. This spirit is in part due to dissatisfaction with the irrelevance of much of curriculum, dissatisfaction with the poor means of communication and dissatisfaction with the old and stereotyped methods of teaching. A few thoughtful innovators and thousands of creative teachers often far apart geographically seem almost to be joined in a common question an instructional technology that is more satisfying to teachers and students.
Significant modern trends are being noticed in educational institutions.
Another trend in schools today is to foster growth of what is individual in each human being at the same time harmonizing the individuality. Sociality integrated behaviour is furthered when the individual grows in understanding of group welfare and at the same time maintains his own uniqueness. This is best accomplished through group experiences in which the individual child is accepted as he is.
Through group processes, children are drawn together by similar interests, by penfriend ship, by the setting of common goals, by committee activity in which several children share the work for group purposes, and by appreciative evaluation of the accomplishment of the group.
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