OFFICIAL VIEWS ON SECONDARY TEACHER EDUCATION IN PRE-INDEPENDENT INDIA

Chaitali Kundu, A Bose
2017 Ahead-International Journal of Recent Research Review   unpublished
Teacher education means professional preparation of teachers. The teacher education system as exists today in India has a long historical background. There was a close link between English education and teacher education. The development of teacher education had been a continuous process since the beginning of the nineteenth century in British India. It was the introduction of western education which paved the way for beginning of teacher education also. Official policies on education had
more » ... education had played a crucial role in this process of development of teacher education in the pre-independence period. Growing concern and awareness on the part of the British Government regarding training of teachers had been reflected in various landmark documents of education. The present paper tries to highlight the recommendations of some important educational documents and their relevance from present perspective. An attempt is made here to discuss the British Official documents which influenced the development of teacher training both directly and indirectly in the pre-independence era.
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