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close this bookGuide Book for TVE Teacher Education Curriculum Development and Adaptation (NITE - UNESCO, 1996, 32 p.)
close this folderSECTION B - TVE TEACHER EDUCATION IN MEMBER COUNTRIES - A SUMMARY
View the documentAUSTRALIA
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INDIA

India has recently set up the National Council of Teacher Education through an Act of Parliament with statutory powers covering all stages and categories of teacher preparation. As of now pre-service training modality is virtually non existent and would take at least a decade to have its impact felt on the ground in view of its long gestation period and very large size of clientele.

Greater emphasis is, therefore, placed on in-service modality. The content covers the theory and practice in terms of technical competencies needed in teachers. The industry exposure and orientation of TVE teachers is a weak area but of great concern as a future training strategy. Open learning is also seen as an area of great potential in view of very large numbers, diversity and geographical features of the country. Finances to organise the teacher training programme for a very large TVE teacher population is a major constraint.