To God belongs all thing. Therefore, to ask question such as, “Is your education more focused on academics or faith?” is like asking which wing of the airplane you want to fly without. Academics are not complete without the Christian faith.” Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all (1 Chronicles 29.11). The implication of having education focused only on academics would be lack of the sustaining power to apply it to everyday life and the grace to live by the demands of educative mindset. Faith enables a person endures unfavourable conditions that may stand on the way of achieving your academic goals or desires. Therefore, the Christian faith and academics are inseparable and this makes a part of holistic education.Clarken in his paper Wholistic education:Towards a definition and a description wrote:
The body, mind and soul are integral aspects of human nature and that each must be considered in treating and educating the whole person, whether physically, mentally or spiritually, is an ancient idea held by most of humanity for recorded history (http://rodclarken.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/wholistic-education.pdf)
This definition is similar to May’s definition, they both approach education holistically. Holistic education addresses the all-round need of the child. The cognitive, psychomotor, the affective domain are developed in the process. Holistic is an adjective which could mean a whole, all of something, or all of somebody-the physical, mental, and social conditions. As such, physical growth, development of virtue or moral as well of knowledge would characterize the content of the curriculum. The process of education would take cognizance of the right methods that will challenge the thinking of the child, that will physically involve him and that will help him positively influence his environment.