REVISION OF B.ED. CURRICULUM IN INDIA DURING 1950S: A RETROSPECT

Chaitali Kundu

Abstract


The main objective of educational reconstruction in India during the post-independence period was to break the colonial legacy and build up a national system of education based on Indian culture. Teachers’ training had been one of the major areas of concern of Government of India right from the inception of independence. Since then, importance of training of teachers for all levels of school education, particularly primary and secondary, had drawn the attention of educationists and national leaders. Concern for improving the quality of teacher education had been reflected in various educational documents; reports; letters and speeches delivered by eminent personalities in various occasions like seminars; conferences and meetings. Accordingly, efforts had been made for the development of teacher education programme both in terms of quantity and quality. One of the earliest tasks taken in 1950s by the Ministry of Education to improve the quality of secondary teacher education, was to revise the B.Ed. syllabus in 1956. Because, curriculum is the backbone of any educational programme which needs revision every after few years with the changes in society. Teacher education is also not an exception in this direction. Considering the Report of the ‘B.Ed.’ Syllabus Revision Committee as an important document for secondary teacher education programme, an effort has been made in this article to analyse the report from present perspective.

Keywords


Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Curriculum, Revision

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References


The Journal of All India Council For Secondary Education, Vol.1, No.3, March 1957, New Delhi

The Journal of All India Council For Secondary Education, Vol. 1, No. 6, June 1957, New Delhi


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