In order to improve quality of procedures in teacher education, the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) has initiated the revamping of teaching education system in the country. All courses of teacher education like BEd, MEd, NTT (Nursery Teachers Training), BPEd and MPEd will get revised.
Speaking on the issue, member of NCTE northern regional committee and AU public relation officer Prof PK Sahoo said, "The revamp is being carried out as per the NCERT curriculum framework and is aimed at improving the teacher education system."
NCTE has already set up four sub-committees under a specially formed commission for the purpose. These sub-committees will look into specific issues like analysis and steps for improving curriculum, norms and standards, accreditation and innovative programmes in teacher education, regulatory functions.
For scrutinizing distance and information communication technologies (ICT) in teacher education, a separate sub-panel has been made.
The government body will also develop new and improved resource materials for teacher-trainees and teacher educators in respect of the various teacher education courses, which can serve as reference material for transacting the teacher education programmes.
NCTE revamped these courses back in 2009.