TWO – YEARS TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMME-A BLAME OR BOON
Keywords:Paradigm Shift, Effectiveness, Teacher Education
In the present era scientific breakthrough in the agricultural production, rapid industrialization, urbanization, information and communication technology, electronics, T.V. Computer, automobile, antibiotics and digital technology have contributed an unprecedented changes in all aspects of our life. Accordingly, our society gets drastically change from capitalized to industrial to the knowledge society. This paradigm shift greatly affects upon the teacher education also. Teaching Profession is now under a great challenge. In order to keep equip with the changing face of student’s learning teachers should have to adopt with the newer methods, strategies, approaches and improvised techniques to teaching. Recently the curriculum of Teacher Education throughout the country has been drastically changed. It is as per the contemporary global changes, socioeconomic, cultural and political changes along with advancement of technology and information science. A uniform curriculum has been adopted throughout the country as per NCTE, regulations, 2014. These regulations have been framed on the basis of Justice Verma commission’s report, NCF-2005 and NCFTE -2009. New innovations like duration of course from one year to two year, reducing burden of theoretical frame works, incorporation of internship program, engagement with field or practicum activities, emphasis on pedagogical aspects of education enriched the curriculum in a greater extent. Here our investigation is to address the effectiveness of newly designed two years Teacher Education program in a comprehensive way.
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