REVAMPING EVALUATION IN TEACHER EDUCATION
Why revamping Evaluation in Teacher Education required? Because teaching matter in students over all development in personal and professional growth. Without capable and quality teachers no educational reform effects can possible succeed. Teachers play a vital role in helping people to develop their talents and fulfill their potential for personal growth and well-being. The success of a student depends most of all on quality of the teacher. The Core of education is teaching and learning and teaching learning connection works when we have effective teachers working with every student every day. In the fast changing world of the early 21st century public education is also changing. As part of the changes the role of schools and education will also be different both in the educational system and in the society. Together with them the role of teachers will also be change. This article attempts to examine the revamping Evaluation in teacher Education present scenario of teacher education and quality of teachers. India has one of the largest systems of teacher education in the world. Education of teachers not only facilitates improvement of school education by preparing competent, committed and professionally well qualified teachers who can meet the demand of the system, but also functions as a bridge between schooling and higher education. The role of teacher education as a process of nation building is universally recognized. But teacher education in India, because of its history and also due to various factors beyond its control, has by and large been confined to school education only. Evidently the quality of education is a direct consequence and outcome of the quality of teachers and teacher education system. Teachers serve education, which is an effective instrument of man making. Without high quality evaluation system, we cannot know if we have high quality teachers (Stronge& Tucker, 2003, p. 3).Teacher evaluation is, first about documenting the quality of teacher performance; then its focus shifts to helping teachers improve their performance as well as holding them accountability of their work.
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