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The entire fabric of any modern and progressive country is built upon the quality, dedication, competency, and commitment of teachers. The quality of education depends upon the quality of the teacher. He is the person who makes or mars a person. Teacher education system is an important vehicle to improve the quality of education. The revitalization and strengthening of the teacher education system is therefore a powerful means raising the standard of education in the country. It includes necessary pedagogical skills and competencies among the teachers and makes them professionally competent to meet the demands of the society.The book consists of five parts. Part one deals with issues and challenges of teacher education in three chapters. Part two, comprising five chapters, covers the progress of teacher education. Part three of this book sketches out Open Distance Learning (ODL) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teacher education. It consists of four chapters. Part four of this book deals with researches in teacher education and consists of four chapters. Part five discusses reforms and innovation in teacher education, and is comprised of seven chapters. The book provides an understanding of significant issues and innovations in teacher education. It will be useful for the students of M.A. (Education), and M.Ed. It will also benefit researchers in the field of education.
Preface-Part One: Issues and Challenges of Teacher Education-1. Teacher Education Issues in IndiaLokanath Mishra; 2. Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs of Secondary Level in SAARC Countries: A Brief OverviewParamita Roy and Laxmidhar Behera; 3. Teacher Preparation for ECCE: Issues and ConcernsRamakanta Mohalik-Part Two: Progress of Teacher Education-4. Training of Teachers is Flawed, Who has to Blame? What to Do Next?Geeta Sharma; 5. Teacher Education for Future in Relation to its Problems and RemediesBhagyalaxmi Behera; 6. Privatization of Teacher Education in a CrossroadS.K. Swain and Loknath Mishra; 7. Human Values in Teacher Educators: An Approach in Quality EnhancementLokanath Mishra and Dheeraj Kumar Pandey; 8. Evaluation of Teacher Educators: A Way towards Quality EducationPeeyush Kamal Chaudhary-Part Three: Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and I.C.T. in Teacher Education-9. Use of Educational Satellite in Teacher EducationPratima Pallai; 10. ICTs Enabled Teaching Methods in Teacher Education for Quality EnhancementVijay Jaiswal and Priynka Gupta; 11. Barriers to Integration of ICT in Quality EducationDinesh Kumar; 12. Teacher Education and Distance and Open LearningSusanta Kumar Pathy; 13. Use of Advance Teaching Learning Strategies for Proficiency in Teacher EducationDeepa Gupta-Part Four: Researches in Teacher Education-14. Value Inculcation through Language Teaching: An ExperimentAnjali Mehta; 15. Work Experience Education in Teacher EducationMohd. Mamur Ali; 16. Teaching Competence of Science Teachers with Interactive Multimedia Learning MaterialN. Johnsan; 17. Effectiveness of the Teacher Training Programme: At Secondary LevelKartikeswar Behera; 18. Impact of Teachers Training on the Teaching Learning EnvironmentVidya Agrawal and Sushma Pandey-Part Five: Reforms and Innovation in Teacher Education-19. Innovative Curriculum for In-Service TeachersGyanendra Nath Tiwari; 20. The Process and Strategies for Developing Innovations in Teacher EducationD.R. Kapoor and Kajal Manhas; 21. A Framework for Implementing TQM in Teacher Education InstitutionsPatanjali Mishra and Asha Pandey; 22. Innovative Steps to Assure Quality of Teacher Education in IndiaKartar Singh; 23. Educational Entrepreneurship: The Gateway of Capacity Building in Quality Teacher EducationPrakash Chandra Jena; 24. Teacher Educator as Mentor: An Innovative ApproachLokanath Mishra; 25. Innovations and Initiatives in In-service Teacher Education Across the GlobeNeha Mahendru, Sonal Chhabra and Chetna Bajwa; Contributors
About the Author :
Loknath Mishra is Principal, Vivek College of Education, Bijnor. He specializes in Teacher Education, Peace Education, Qualitative Research Methods, and Teaching of Mathematics. His interest in qualitative research on Adult Education for Tribals culminated in a Ph.D. thesis at the Utkal University, Odisha in 2007. Dr. Mishra has published a number of articles in local and international journals, and has spoken at various international conferences within India and abroad on issues relating to teacher education, peace education, curriculum, research methods, research supervision, etc. He is the Editorial Board Member of The Journal of Education, Scientific Academic Publishing (USA), and Chief Editor of International Journal of Education and Research (IJER). He is currently researching on peace education and teacher education. He has received senior fellowship from Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). One of his books, Peace Club: A Handbook of Practicum, has been published from Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP), Germany.