The destiny of India is being shaped in her classrooms as appears in the introductory lines of the Kothari Commission unequivocally assumes the strategic role played by the teachers in national development. In view of this, the availability of well trained teachers has been the most important concern of the nation. The teacher education programme today needs a complete change with respect to the NCF 2005; NCFTE, 2009; and RTE, 2009. It is the right time to address on various problems of teacher education like inclusive education, inclusion of ICT, striking a balance between theory and practice, duration of teacher education course, public-private partnership, quality sustenance, role of different quality maintenance supervising agencies and evaluation criteria etc. We are to revitalize our teacher education programme in the context of these concerns for the creation of an egalitarian society. In view of these, the book reflects the vision of the teacher educators of India on various problems of teacher education since they are concerned with the system having valuable experiences. The policy makers, research scholars and pre-service & in-service teachers may find the book useful.
About the Author: Dr. Sesadeba Pany, having more than 15 years of teaching experience, serves as the Professor and Principal in Krishma Post Graduate College of Education affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. Dr Pany has published many research papers in different national and international reputed journals. His area of interest includes Teacher Education, Educational Philosophy and Educational Research. Sankar Prasad Mohanty is having more than 14 years of teaching experience, presently serves as a faculty in the Department of Education, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack. He has published more than twenty research papers and scholarly articles in different national and international journals; he is the author of the book â€˜ICT Literacy of Under Graduates: Parental Education and Occupation bearing upon ICT Literacyâ€™ (Lap Lambert, Germany). His specialization includes Teacher Education; Educational Assessment; Curriculum Development & Evaluation and Educational Research.