International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2020)

Issues and challenges in teacher education


Priyatosh Mishra

Teacher education refers to the policies and procedures designed to equip prospective teachers with the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and skills they require to perform their tasks effectively in the classroom, school and wider community. Over the last half a century and particularly, in the recent decades, teaching learning has been undergoing drastic changes. There has been a shift towards student centered classrooms with teacher’s role more as facilitator of learning rather than an autocratic master. To achieve the outcome of enhanced quality at all levels of education, Govt. of India has been focusing its attention on quality and excellence in teacher education. Management of teacher education is a difficult task because of the fact that there are large numbers of variables in teacher education programs. Teacher education institutions have been proliferating and mushrooming all over the State with profit motives. Unprecedented expansion of teacher education institutions and programmers during the past few years characterizes the teacher education scenario of today.
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