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BACKGROUND

 

educators are very important in order to provide the

important issue. Teacher education cannot

The role of the present day teacher educator has become very challenging, complex and multifaceted on account of the explosion of knowledge and radical changes occurring in the area of school education and teacher education. The teacher preparation in general depends up

OBJECTIVES

right kind of direction towards school education. As a precursor to this it is necessary and essential that there is a need for standard-setting of teacher educators. Issues related to it need to be discussed and some of these are:

continue to remain rigid and non-responsive to the changes and challenges. Thus, it is an important concern which needs to be addressed with all seriousness. Some of the issues that could be discussed include the following.

on a great deal on the quality of teacher educators and their preparation. There are many

 

Professional competencies Professional commitment and accountability Professional ethics

Critical pedagogy

 

changes intended to be brought out in school education and teacher education based on the recommendations of the National Curriculum Framework2005 (NCF2005). In this backdrop

Performance assessment Selection, placement and promotion Work environment standards

Constructivism Contextualization

Multicultural education

Continuous

and

comprehensive

there is a necessity to re-look in to the professional preparation and development of teacher educators.

Staff morale Continuous professional development Quality assurance

evaluation ICT and pedagogy

Inclusion of children with diverse needs Stage and subject specific concerns and the relevance

   

II Opportunities and challenges in the

Internship:

conceiving,

planning,

 

professional preparation and development of

preparing,

organizing,

evaluating

and

The seminar aims at bringing together scholars, educationists, teachers, teacher educators,

teacher educators: The changing educational

improving

administrators and researchers in the field to examine and discuss various aspects of

scenario in the contemporary Indian context opened up a lot of opportunities and challenges. In this

IV Educational leadership-issues and

professional preparation and development of teacher educators in the light of contemporary thinking about school education and teacher

context there is a need for preparation of teacher educators to use opportunities and face challenges. Various issues that need to be discussed are as

concerns: Educational leadership and teacher education are like two faces of the same coin. Developing leadership among teacher educators

education. The seminar, through various panel discussions and presentations on various sub themes, intend to make efforts in redesigning the

follows.

has remained an ever engaged concern. This needs to be articulated in changing contexts in terms of various issues and concerns

professional preparation and development of

 

Stages, models and modes SSA,RTE, & RMSA

 

teacher educators.

Diversification and expansion

comprehensively. Some of the issues that could be covered under this theme include the following.

 

SUB-THEMES

 

Liberalisation,

Privatisation

and

 

Globalization

 

In the seminar there are five different sessions where paper presentations will be made apart

I

Setting

standards

in

professional

 

Information

and

Technologies (ICT)

Communication

Planning and management Selection and placement Empowerment issues

from three panel discussions on themes which

Diverse settings: Multi-grade, Multi-culture

Organisational climate and development

are related to quality dimensions of teacher

 

and Inclusive settings

Professional autonomy

educator preparation as well professional

III

Curricular

concerns

in

professional

Professional adaptability

development.

preparation and development of teacher

educators: Commensurate with the changing

Professional responsibilities Human excellence

preparation and development

of

teacher

contexts and needs, changes in curricular concerns

Linkages in cooperation

educators: High quality programmes on preparation of teacher

in professional preparation and professional development of teacher educators becomes an

Monitoring and supervision Professional efficacy

V

Research and innovations in professional

IMPORTANT DATES

National Seminar on

preparation and development of teacher

educators: In any professional programme,

regarding the teacher education issues. At the

Last Date for Receiving the Abstracts

Preparation and Professional

research and innovations occupy an important role. Teacher education is no exception to this. There is

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a need to inform and influence teacher educator preparation programmes about what research says

Last Date for Receiving the Final Paper

Development of Teacher Educators

same time, researchers who work in teacher education also must understand that they have to undertake research in areas which are of important concern to contemporary contexts. In such a context, discussing issues which relate to research

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and innovations become pertinent in teacher

Please Note:

23-25 August 2011

education are which includes pre-service and in- service. Some of the issues that could be discussed under this sub theme are :

Paper Size: A4 Abstract: Not Exceeding 250 words

 

Status and challenges Documentation and dissemination

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE

Full Paper: 10-12 pages in 1.5 line space

Innovative practices

National and international experiments and

∑ National and international experiments and
 

experiences.

Soft copies of the abstract and final paper to be send to: riemseminar@gmail.com

The Regional Institute of Education, Mysore (RIEM), India, founded on August 1, 1963, is one of five such institutions established by the National

CONTACT ADDRESS

Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi. The RIEM caters to the educational needs of the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, and Union Territories of Puducherry and Lakshadweep. Its main functions are

Principal

Seminar Director Phone: 0821-2514095

 

Developing curriculum and curricular

material,

Fax: 0821-2515665

 

Designing and organizing pre-service and

Coordinator

REGIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

in-service teacher education programmes, Conducting and promoting educational

Dr.Premlata Sharma

(NCERT)

research, Acting as a clearing house for ideas and information on all matters relating to school education and teacher education

Mob: 09448189986 E-mail-dr.pl.sharma@gmail.com

Manasagangothri, Mysore – 570006 INDIA