How many years of pre-service training? November 20, 2009Posted by Philip Clegg in English for Progress.
Tags: British Council, British Council India, ELT conference, English Next India, in-service teacher training, Maya Menon, NCTE, pre-service teacher training, Professor Siddiqui, teaching English, The Teacher Foundation, Third Policy Dialogue
Prof. Siddiqui, Chair of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)talked about the development of new curriculum framework for teacher education in India that he hopes will be implemented nation wide over the next 3 to 4 years.
He says pre-service, in-service and professsional development of teachers must be considered as a continuum of teacher education.
He says there has been a shift towards a more constructivist approach to learning. He recognises a need to enhance language competence and a need to give space for teachers to become reflective practitioners.
Professor Siddiqui recommends a 2 years post graduation teacher training programme, or 4- 5 years for school leavers (after plus 2).
How many years pre-service training do you think teachers need?