Teacher Education is the core element to success. If any nation wish to have success and fame, they should focus in bringing quality to teacher education of the particular country. This study aims to identify issues and concerns of teacher education in developing India and in developed Singapore. Furthermore it was identified that India and Singapore do have similar issues and concerns like maintaining the quality, lack of expertise of being trained, and teacher education becoming a commodity in the market of the economical world. Furthermore, through the study it was analysed that Influence of Technology, Focus on mentoring the novice teacher, Lack of research based study and fewer creativity and innovation are also some of the issues that
(Carlgren, 1999). While in most cases, the public school education had faced pressures to effect good teaching and learning, there appears to be associated with the growing sense of low quality teaching and ineffectiveness of the whole school system. At these varying degrees, teacher educators should provide opportunities to assist teachers on their professional learning through mentoring and training so as to improve their teaching
During the 1990s, teacher education was conceptualized as essentially learning problem. The assumption was that, excellent teachers were professionals who were knowledgeable about subject natter and pedagogy, and as a result, teacher education programs sought to develop in their students the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to function as decision makers. Recently, teacher education has been conceptualized as a policy problem in terms of teacher impact on student learning. The rhetoric of school improvement has changed from one of “school reform” to one of “school restructuring” (Darling-Hammond, 2001). Restructuring extends beyond efforts to make the old system work better—trying to do the same things a little harder or more efficiently—to an overall rethinking of the design and structure of schools and teaching, of educational systems and the profession as a
The personnel, who are working in teacher education institutions, are called teacher educator. A teacher educator has two main responsibilities viz., (i) preparation of good teacher for schools; (ii) development of knowledge and generation of ideas in education. Also he has simultaneously to work with (i) Content of knowledge; and (ii) the methodology of communicating this content. He is expected to produce a competent teacher, with commitment to teaching, love for children, healthy attitudes, and be a good man. He is also expected to first make his student teacher unlearn the desirable learning made by him in his education till he comes for a teacher education programme and then acquire the desired learning.
Recent education reform demands a highly skilled teaching profession and it is widely accepted that a teacher’s development spans an entire career (Court, 1991). Therefore, teachers must be immersed in the subjects they teach, and have the ability both to communicate basic knowledge and to develop advanced thinking and problem-solving skills among their students (Loucks-Horsley, Hewson, Love, & Stiles, 1998; National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future,
Despite this, an educator is not exempted from building relationships with the people around him. As such, he must have to build strong rapport with his students, with his students’ parents, the school administrators, and his co-workers. This way, he becomes successful in his teaching career. An educator must also be able to shine the light of Christ to the people around him. When he makes Christ as the center of his teaching profession and with how he builds relationship with those he interacts on a daily basis, his ways will surely become prosperous and he will have good success.
Teachers are the backbone of education. Without them, professionals of all levels are born. Teachers are great instruments to the formation of linguists, doctors, engineers, architects, nurses, technologists, physicists, and mathematicians among others. What come in between teachers and educational successes, however, are responsibilities (great responsibilities) and the demand for quality education and excellence. Responsible and highly qualified (and excellent) teachers are those that can produce equally responsible, excellent, and globally competitive graduates.
Parents trust their children to be taught and educated at school, to be hoped that they will become good and qualified human beings. A teacher takes an important role in motivating the students to get their success in their life. A teacher could bring positive or negative energy to the students that someday will bring him to become a teacher to follow or to avoid by the students. The teachers also play an important role in
In a time in which changes are so quick, education has gotten to be progressively vital for the achievement of all social orders. In this respect, instructors ought to raise their levels of accomplishment in instructive framework so as to meet the elevated expectations of instructing. To this end, the requirement for teacher education has been a successive