Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The Teacher Education Planning Handbook draws on our experience of designing and implementing large-scale in-service teacher education programmes along with our partners in India, South Asia and around the world. It provides practical advice, strategies, and contains examples of tools and processes to support the delivery of teacher education interventions in a similar context. The handbook has been edited by Dr Martin Wedell – Senior Lecturer and Head of International Education at the University of Leeds. This new resource is aimed at those responsible for

  •  designing and planning effective large-scale teacher education models that are based on sound principles of educational change management and reflect the goals of national policy documents
  • mitigating risks associated with managing teacher education programmes
  • designing and implementing participatory monitoring and evaluation systems.

Mr Alan Gemmell OBE, Director, British Council India, said,Effective teacher education and development, resulting in improved outcomes for students, depends on many factors from the understanding of the issues policy makers are trying to address, the quality of the content through to the motivation of the learners.  We hope that all those involved in teacher education will find this handbook a useful tool as they continue to transform education systems across India responding to the needs of crores of learners.’

The Teacher Education Planning Handbook was launched in New Delhi on Wednesday 14 June 2017 in the august presence of Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister Delhi - Mr Manish Sisodia. The launch hosted a panel discussion with:

  • Mr Santhosh Mathew – Chair, National Council of Teacher Education
  • Mr AN Ramachandra – Joint Commissioner (Academic) – NVS 
  • Prof Rama Mathew – Retired from University of Delhi
  • Mrs Maya Menon – Founder Director, The Teacher Foundation
  • Mrs Kalpana Maheshwari – Head Teacher, Corporation of Chennai secondary school

This is the first in a series of multi city events with the dissemination of Teachers Education Planning Handbook in the remaining regions of India (East, West and South). 

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