HRD to institutionalise internship of Teacher Education Programs in Govt. schools

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New Delhi, Feb.8 (ANI): The Union Human Resource Development Ministry on Monday decided to constitute a committee to suggest ways to institutionalise an internship of Teacher Education Programmes in government schools.

In the meeting chaired by Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani, with state education minister and officials of state governments on Teacher Education here, it was decided to constitute the committee which includes state education secretaries of Rajasthan, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Tripura and representatives of NCTE and KVS.

The internship will be for duration of 20 weeks, at the end of which the school will provide feedback on the teaching aptitude of the trainees.

During April-May, a workshop for Educational Administrators in Higher Education will be organised by the UGC in five regions across the country. Modules for these workshops will be developed by IIMs. These modules may be adopted by state governments which can carry the process forward by organizing similar workshops.

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It was also decided that NCERT will conduct a review of SCERTs and DIETs and prepare a roadmap for strengthening of these institutes. UGC will similarly undertake training of college principals. (ANI)

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