Guru chethana - teacher professional development a government of Karnataka initiative

S, Rudresh (2018) Guru chethana - teacher professional development a government of Karnataka initiative. Learning Curve (30). pp. 74-77.

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‘The status of the teacher reflects the socio-cultural ethos of the society; it is said that no people can rise above the level of its teachers’ - such exhortations are indeed expressions of the important role played by the teachers as transmitters, inspirers and promoters of the eternal quest for knowledge in human beings. All of us aspire for a good society that is humane, equitable and sustainable. It is assumed that school education provides the foundation for it. Education could bring such society through non-violent and sustained manner. India attempts education for every individual amending fundamental rights where it ensured Right of Free and Compulsory Education. As result of this, it is being attempted to ensure access for each child in terms of schooling as well in quality. The reservation of seats for vulnerable family children in private schools is part of the same. Through this, the education of every child became a mandate of the Government. Both the Central and State governments have been putting in their best efforts to ensure easy access of school for all children and promoting regular attendance through various government programmes. India has achieved a lot in terms of enrolment, and significantly accomplished attendance of students in primary schools. The issue that remains unaddressed is quality of education. Many reports such as ASER, NAS identified gaps in learning levels of students across the subjects. It has become serious issue in the school education these days and has been identified as a key concern in school education. The quality of education is considerably determined by teachers and their engagements in the classroom. Teacher professional abilities eventually contribute for quality delivery of education in the schools along with other requirement such as infrastructure, PTR (Pupil Teacher Ratio), school leadership, etc.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: S, Rudresh
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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