Higher Education - Reforms in Teacher Education
Dr. Manjinder Kaur Thandi II
affiliation not provided to SSRN
D.R. Women's College of Education
July 26, 2009
Education is always a search for quality and excellence. It opens the horizon of the human mind full of prospects and possibilities, vision and fulfillments. Today the system as whole, of higher education in India has grown a lot. However we fail to maintain quality along with qualitative growth. The quality of education depends upon the quality of teacher education. The age-old contents, methods and teaching materials have made teacher education unattractive and de-linked from its present objectives. Teacher education programmes should exhibit a positive approach in building up the knowledge base, in fostering innovative, interactive transactions strategies and in broadening continuous and comprehensive evaluation. All these add to build the profile of teachers full of confidence in them and in the big, wide and competitive world. They would exhibit a perfect blend of professionalism and value enshrined personality, aiming for professional growth and employability in a global prospective. Therefore, a sound programme of professional education of school and college teacher is essential for the qualitative improvement of education. Investment in teacher education can bring rich dividends, because the financial resources required are small when measured against the resulting improvement in the education of the millions of the boys and girls.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Date posted: July 27, 2009