About the Book :
This book titled Professionalism in Teacher Education: Contemporary Perspectives is an outcome of 33 seminal papers presented in the IATE Annual Conference held at University of Allahabad, Allahabad during 10-11 Feb, 2006. The book brings out the ideas, experiences and empirical evidences of the distinguished experts, educationists and researchers regarding the present status and future scenario of teacher education programmes as well as professional development of teachers. The wide range of issues examined by the contributors include: the search for viable curriculum framework for teacher education programmes, teacher education for a cohesive society, socio-political contexts of teacher education, teacher education in the contexts of knowledge economy and globalization, research issues in ODL based teacher education, professional development of teachers at-a-distance, value based teacher preparation, professional ethics among teachers, ICT innovations in teacher education, role of ICT in making teaching-learning responsive, professional development of teachers in context specific competencies, empowerment of teachers in tribal education, quality issues in teacher education and futuristic challenges to quality assurance in teacher education. For the first time in India this book documents various burning issues emerging in teacher education programmes and professional development of teachers. This book will be useful to the students of teacher education, teacher-educators, researchers, experts, and policy-makers concerning teacher education system.
About Author :
P.K. Sahoo is Professor & Head in the Department of Education, University of Allhabad, Allahabad. He was also the Director of the Institute of Correspondence and Continuing Education, University of Allahabad and Director Academic and Professor of Education at Kota Open University, Kota, Rajasthan. Born in Orissa Prof. Sahoo studied in the M.S. University of Baroda, for his doctoral degree in Education. He has owned the distinction of UGC Visiting Associate 1997-99, AAOU UNESCO PROP AWARD, 1998, University Medal for Ist Rank in MA Examination and UGC Research Fellowship, CASE, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara. To his credit Prof. Sahoo has authored three books viz. Educational Technology in Distance Education (1999), Open Learning System (1994) Higher Education At-a-Distance (1993) and co-authored two books viz-Futurology in Education (1989) and Futures Studies (1991). His areas of interest are open & Distance Education, Futuristic Education, Educational Development and Technology. Prof. Sahoo has published around 200 Research Papers in national and international journals and books. He has presented around 250 Research Papers in Seminars, Conferences and Consultations in India and abroad. He was the President of Indian Association of Teacher Educators and continuing as the Senior Vice President of this organization. He is also the member of NCTE-DEC Joint Committee.
Dhananjai Yadav is Reader in Education, Department of Education, University of Allahabad, Allahabad. Born in UP Dr. Yadav studied in University of Allahabad for his doctoral degree in Education. He has owned the distinction of being UGC Research Fellow in the University of Allahabad for his doctoral research. His areas of Interest are ICT in Education, Educational Technology and Concept Analysis. He has published a book on Philosophy of Wittgenstein. He has published several research papers in national and international journals and books. He has presented around 150 Research Papers in Seminars, Conferences and Consultations in India and abroad.
B.C. Das is Lecturer in Education in the Department of Teacher Education, Rani Bhagyawati Devi Women's PG College, Bijnor under M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, UP, India. He is also the Programme In-charge of IGNOU B. Ed Programme at IGNOU PSC 27143P, Bijnor. Born in Orissa, Dr. Das studied in the University of Allahabad for doctoral degree in Education. He has owned the distinction of being a Research Fellow of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India at his doctoral stage of research. To his credit Dr. Das has published several research papers in reputed journals and books of India and abroad. He has presented around 100 Research Papers in Seminars, Conferences and Consultations at national and international level. His areas of interest are Tribal Education, Educational Development and Technology. He has authored a book titled TRIBAL EDUCATION Trends and Future Scenario. His other research works entitled Education of Tribal Children (Case Studies of Primary Schools) and Intervention in Tribal Education are under publication.