CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Teacher Education: Introduction and Brief History; 2. Teacher Education: A Philosophical Aspect; 3. Teacher Education: Curriculum in Teacher Education; 4. Teacher Education: Commercialization of Teaching Profession; 5. Teacher Education: Changing Scenario of Teaching Profession; 6. Teacher Education: Re-Organization of Teaching Education; 7. Teacher Education: Present and Future in India; 8. Teacher Education: Teacher's Perception of Creative Pupil; 9. Teacher Education: Teacher's Attitude and Climate of College; 10. Teacher Education: Re-Organization of Student Teacher Performance; 11. Teacher Education: Place of Student in Teaching Programme; 12. Teacher Education: Type of Teacher's Teaching Training; 13. Teacher Education: Purposes and Principles of Practice Teaching Evaluation; 14. Teacher Education: Admission Policies for Training Programme; 15. Teacher Education: Organization of Student Teaching; 16. Teacher Education: supervision of Practice Teaching; 17. Teacher Education: Major Problems and Trends in Education; 18. Teacher Education: Remedial Model of Practice Teaching;
As is the teacher, so is the nation, In fact, he is the top most academic and professional person in the educational pyramid. 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 their nation development. He can bring constructive, productive and quality education in the society because under whose change the destiny of our children is being placed by the parents. The NPE (1986) is repeatedly said, "the status of the teacher reflects the socio-cultural ethos of society and no people can raise above the level of its teachers." "Teachers to be taught and trained" - is a relatively growing concept found in societies all over the world, in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Also it is acknowledged that prior to this period. In all countries and communities teaching existed as a necessary art. This Teaching art depend on the Philosophical values of human and society and it is affected by the human behaviour. Till to day no one has so far made any serious efforts to look into the aspect of the teacher preparation. What problems, difficulties and barriers confront us to day in the task of improving teacher education is a matter of great concern. What do research studies say about effectiveness, known to each other. What are the new trends or innovations in the field, why do we need reforms in the system, what are the manpower requirement how do we ensure accountability and quality control and what type of teacher preparation are needed on specific contents. The present book is based on this subject. This subject now got momentum and every person or student is in search of some guidance in this regard. To fulfil the needs of such persons, this book has been prepared. In this book, the effort has been made to simplify each and every term, concept and process etc. with the help of simple, easy and clear language. Definitions have also been tried to make clear. The readers of education field will decide its utility, if this volume may give any benefit to them, it will be his success. Almost every aspect of teacher, students and their related persons are covered in this book. This is caring some very important chapters. The author has suggested and given some ideas to solve the teacher as well as student's problems. He has also suggested that only if there are a large number of idealistic trained teachers and education workers devoted to the cause then the country can solve the social and youth problems of each school that are situated in village and cities.