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 forensuring the adequate supply of trained teachers for all levels of school education.
- To utilize all possible kinds of institutions, including universitydepartments of education and teacher training institutions in theprivate 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 highereducation and to facilitate co-operation and collaboration betweeninstitutes of teacher training and colleges of general education oruniversities with a view to enabling interaction between differentdepartments 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, utilizingthe...