Professionalization in Teacher Education
Teaching profession from times imemorial has been a profession of great dignity and responsibility. There are various personality dimensions of critical importance that need to be developed in the teachers. Since they are concerned with the complete development- physical, intellectual, emotional, social, moral and spiritual of human beings, their training has to be of prime significance with respect to not only the curricular aspect but also from pedagogical standpoint.
This need is to be dealt at the teacher education level consistently, at both the pre-service and the in-service levels. The latter aspect is more essential to be reflected upon because we need evolving and learning professionals in the form of teachers who are adept with the latest 21st century skills and knowledge. The NCF-Teacher Education 2010 has focussed on this issue of 'Professionalization of Teacher Education' very articulatively.
Kindly visit the following URL to read the complete document on National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education-2010, published by the NCTE.