CONTENTS:- I. Reforms/reorganisation/revitalisation in teacher education: 1. Concern in teacher education: presidential address/R.P. Singh. 2. Commercialisation of teacher education/C.L. Anand. 3. Reforms in teacher education/P.C. Das. 4. Teacher education: present and future/R.C. Das. 5. Shifting paradigms of instruction: implications for reforms in teacher education/D.R. Goel and D. Sarangi. 6. Teacher education in the changing scenario/S.M. Gupta. 7. Teacher education--a third eye view/P.C. Mohapatra. 8. Teacher education in search of an identity: a perspective for reform/K.C. Panda. 9. Redeeming teacher education for twenty first century/S. Pandey. 10. Reorganistion of teacher education/S.R. Rohidekar. 11. Educating teacher--a few conerns/R.P. Singh. II. Research in teacher education: 1. Teacher training college climate inventory/S.P. Anand. 2. Impact of secondary teacher education programme on teacher effectiveness and teacher job satisfaction/A.B. Das. 3. Opinion of pupil teachers towards cooperating schools during internship in teaching programme/P. Das. 4. Developing positive attitude towards the profession of Teaching/G.S. Hati. 5. Disciplinary Vs. Science for all approach to physics content in elementary and secondary curriculum--teacher education perspective and teachers role/V.G. Jadhao and B.K. Parida. 6. Research in teacher education: major problems and trends/B.C. Mishra. 7. Effectiveness of simulated macro practice in student teaching in B.Ed. curriculum/D.P. Mukherjee. 8. Teachers perception of creative pupil/J.S. Padhi. 9. Job Satisfaction of secondary school teachers in relation to their mental health, age sex and management of school/B.N. Panda, N. Padhan and H.K. Senapaty. 10. Institutional climate of college of teacher education/S.C. Panda and P. Purohit. 11. A Study of secondary school teachers' attitude towards some selected aspects of teaching learning process: the effect of sex and management of school/N. Pradhan. 12. Effect of mental health, job satisfaction, sex, management of school, teaching experience and educational qualification on teacher effectiveness/N. Pradhan, H.K. Senapaty and S. Sahoo. 13. Organisation of student teaching programme/P. Rout. 14. Reframed integrated teacher education programme: a critical study/A.D. Tewari and S.M. Sahu. 15. Teachers mental health: effect of sex and management of school/H.K. Senapaty, B.N. Panda and N. Pradhan. 16. Research in teacher education: some considerations/A.D. Tewari. 17. Reflections on teacher education/P.S. Umashree and R.G. Kothari. 18. Refocussing practice Teaching: A case study/P.S. Umashree and E. Kanndi. III. Manpower planning in teacher education: 1. Manpower planning in elementary teacher education/B.K. Matto. 2. Manpower planning in teacher education programme at secondary school stage of Orissa/D.C. Mishra. 3. Manpower planning in teacher education: vision for tomorrow/H.K. Senapaty, N. Pradhan and B.N. Panda. 4. Manpower planning in teacher education/G. Shivarudrappa. 5. Manpower planning for teacher education in India/S.K. Panda. 6. Manpower planning for teacher education in India; Focus on school improvement/M.C. Samal and B.N. Panda. IV. Accountability and quality control in teacher education: 1. Accountability of teacher education/S.P. Anand. 2. Quality Vs. quantity in teacher education/K.S. Pillai. 3. Teacher accountability for students' accomplishment/P.K.S. Ray. 4. Quality improvement programmes in teacher education/G. Shivarudrappan. 5. Quality control in secondary level teacher education in Rajasthan/S.B. Sharma. 6. Teacher accountability: meaning and implications/J.P.S. Thomar. V. Teacher education in specific contexts/diversified aspects: I. Higher education: 1. Techer education for higher education in India--a ciritcal review/J. Mohanty. 2. Teacher training for higher education/T.J. Purani and S.T. Kapadia. II. Science education: 3. Reorganising science teacher education in changing educational scenario/L. Kumar. 4. Teaching science in humanistic way: role of the teacher/K. Sahoo and K.C. Sahoo. III. Tribal education: 5. Revitalisation of teacher education for tribal education/D. Ramakrishnaiah, S. Padmanabhaiah and E, Manju Vani. 6. Teacher training in a spatial context: Arunachal as a case/K.C. Sahoo and K. Sahoo. IV. Teacher training: 7. Teacher and teacher education in India: an inner look/K.N. Mishra. 8. Alchemy of practical aspects of elementary teacher education/U.C. Rai. V. Distance education: 9. Professional development of teachers of primary level through distance mode : IGNOU's intervention and strategies/S.S. Jena and M.B. Menon. VI. Special education: 10. Education of the disabled and integrated teacher education programme/G.C. Bhattacharya. 11. An alternative channel-- B.Ed special course/M. Bhadurai.
As is the teacher, so is the nation. In fact, he is the top most academic and professional person in the educational pryamid. He is the pivot around which all the educational programmes rotate in so far as their implementation is concerned. He can either make or mar the nation and act as a mid-wife for the nation development. He can bring constructive, productive and quality education in the society because under whose charge the destiny of our children is being placed by the parents. The NPE (1986) and its revised version (1992) it is repeatedly said that "the status of the teacher reflects the socio-cultural ethos of society and no people can raise above the level of its teachers". Thus the more active, influential, resourceful and competent the teacher, the more effective and useful is the education. But in the present day society we are not adequately equipping our teacher to the level where he can discharge his enormous responsibilities in the society rather we have made him dull and monotonous. The greatness of a country does not depend on lofty buildings, gigantic projects and large armies. There fore, sufficient supply of the right kind of people to the teaching profession, providing them with the best possible training and ensuring to them a status will strengthen the educational system and in turn in shaping the future quality of nation.