Teacher education institutions functioning as ‘commercial shops’, finds study

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Azim Premji University stated on Thursday a study performed by it has revealed the presence of many sub-standard, dysfunctional Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) functioning as ‘commercial shops’. Of the 17,503 TEIs within the nation, greater than 90 per cent are privately-owned, stand-alone institutions, providing single programmes localised in sure geographies, it discovered.

The University launched its first ‘Issues in Education’ quantity on ‘Teachers and Teacher Education’. It stated 26 out of 29 personal TEIs studied shouldn’t have required variety of trainer educators and undertake deliberate corrupt practices to cover this challenge. Most personal TEIs within the study intentionally neglect fundamental curricular necessities which might be dedicated by them to get the approval to run the programmes, it revealed. Almost all allowed college students with scarcity of attendance to seem for examinations, the study discovered.

Most TEIs shouldn’t have fundamental educational services: curriculum laboratories weren’t obtainable in additional than 50 per cent; greater than 30 per cent didn’t have libraries, pc labs or seminar halls, it was said. “The dysfunctional Teacher Education system is at the core of India’s problems in school education.” “Till we address this comprehensively, all efforts at improving the quality of our schooling is like treating the skin, while an aggressive cancer corrodes the body everywhere inside,” Anurag Behar, Vice Chancellor, Azim Premji University, stated.

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