Teacher Education

India has a large number of teachers and needs many more. All processes of teacher recruitment, training, motivation, incetives, retention and feedback therefore have to be planned on a large scale. Further the ultimate gole of in-service teacher development should be to ensure that optimal learning takes place in the classrooms.

  • To enhance the institutional capacity available at present for ensuring the adequate supply of trained teachers for all levels of school education.
  • To utilize all possible kinds of institutions, including university departments of education and teacher training institutions in the private sector, for in-service training of the existing cadre at all levels, in addition to State institutions, including CTEs;
  • To recognize teacher education (for all levels of school education,from pre-school to senior secondary) as a sector of higher education and to facilitate co-operation and collaboration between institutes of teacher training and colleges of general education or universities with a view to enabling interaction between different departments of a local college (or university) (e.g. sciences,languages, social sciences) and the institute of teacher training.
  • To envision a comprehensive model of teacher education, utilizing the Chattopadhayay Commission Report and updating its perspective, and ensuring that progress towards a new,comprehensive model is paralleled by necessary modifications in policies of teacher recruitment, deployment and service conditions,including emoluments.
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