Learning Curve - Issue XXVI - The Teacher

The teacher is central to the teaching - learning process, whatever a school’s policies, whether private or public, whatever board it has chosen to adopt. The teacher is an essential component of the success of the process. This being the case it is essential to consider what ‘creates’ a good, effective teacher and what sustains her and , through her, the framework of the school. This Issue is aimed at not only teachers and teacher-educators, but also policy makers and observers, in short, anyone with an interest in education. The focus articles deal with the policy and practice of teacher development and suggests alternatives while two more examine gender sensitisation and pre-service teacher preparation discussing in considerable detail the curriculum and its realities.  This is followed by articles from practitioners across the field, from both private and public institutions.  Teachers have recounted their experiences on the ground.  There are critiques of the present system holding up practices against the light of theory, while some teachers have described their positive encounters, testifying to the dedication of colleagues working with enthusiasm and vigour in remote areas, without the help of sophisticated teaching aids.
 

In this issue

Teacher Education and Management: Policy, Practice and Alternatives 

On Good Teachers and Learning

Teachers working together – WORKS!

The Teacher and the Government

Pre-service teacher preparation - curriculum, practice and reality

Inertia in Teacher Education and the Need for Judicial Intervention

The elephant in the room that we refuse to acknowledge

Empowering Teacher Educators

Reconsidering the Structure of Educators’ Professional Development Reflections from the Gyan Shala experience

Acharya to a Service Provider: Travelling without Reaching

I Wish to Do a Lot

If the Destination is Emancipation of Teachers then One of its Major Routes is Reflective Practice : Some Insights from Personal Experiences of an Education Worker

Man of responsibilities: story of a passionate head teacher

Teacher Learning Centre: An Effective Space for Teacher Development

Re-structuring In-service Teacher Professional Development: Focusing on Pedagogical Content Knowledge

The Role and Challenges of School Teachers in Contemporary India

Empowering Teachers through Development

Case study of in-service Teacher Professional Development - An occasion or a progression

Action Research and Reflective Practice

Book Review: The Reflective Teacher - Case Studies of Action Research by Neeraja Raghavan

 

 

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