Revamping teacher education4 min read . Updated: 20 Jan 2016, 10:33 PM IST
Unless average capacity of the existing teacher pool goes up, we will not see clear improvement in education for 20-25 years
One of the few matters in Indian education on which there is substantial consensus is the urgent need for a complete overhaul of pre-service teacher education—that is, the B.Ed (bachelor of education) and D.Ed (diploma in education) college system. The Union government has agreed to implement the recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed Verma Commission on teacher education. While some of the envisioned changes are inadequate, many fundamental changes are to be made; for example, institutional, curricular and regulatory.
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