Volume : 7, Issue : 2, FEB 2021

DOES MODERN CURRICULUM OF TEACHER EDUCATION BENEFICIAL FOR SC AND ST STUDENTS IN ODISHA?

SATYAJIT TUNG

Abstract

It is a well-known fact that teachers have a key role to play in the development of an integrated education system. Highly motivated, qualified and trained teachers are very much needed to ensure insightful and useful learning of education. As per NCFTE “The second and more insidious pattern of exclusion is the social exclusion of children who come from socially and economically deprived backgrounds — scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), minority and other communities, girls and children with diverse learning needs. There is a dire need to equip teachers to overcome their biases in this regard and to develop professional capacities to address these challenges. The education of socially and economically disadvantaged groups, especially the SCs/STs and minorities has remained a primary national concern of education for several years.” Teacher education is a process for developing the skills and competencies of teachers that will enable them to meet the needs and challenges of the profession at an every stage. This paper study the teaching methods and problems associated with the modern curriculum of teacher education for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students and highlight their unique issues, that may require various policy responses.

Keywords

SCHEDULED CASTES (SCS), SCHEDULED TRIBES (STS), TEACHER EDUCATION, TEACHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM, TEACHING METHODS.

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