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Systemic Reform of Teacher Education in India: Issues and Challenges

Systemic Reform of Teacher Education in India: Issues and Challenges

Dr. Gowramma I. P.
Dr.Elizabeth Gangmei
December, 2017

Abstract

Over the last decades, teachers have often been identified as ‘key’ players for the improvement of education system, as such teacher education programme continued to be a major concern globally as well as in India. It is also well acknowledged that teacher education system is the fulcrum which must support taping and nurturing manpower potentiality in the field of education. Moreover, it is generally agreed that knowledge societies demand teachers who can think critically, reflective practitioner, and work collaboratively, which is the product of a robust system of teacher preparation. Thus, to bring changes and transformations in the system, it is pertinent to identify the issues, analysing the root cause and find ways of addressing them. Thus, the main focus of the paper is to comprehensively discuss the issues and challenges and give suggestion for effective practices in teacher education programme in India.

Keywords: teacher education, systemic concerns, issues & challenges

 

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