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ERIC Number: ED529381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Teacher Education in Northeast India--Status, Weaknesses and Alternatives
Bhattacharjee, D. S.
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 6 p879-884 2011
Northeast India comprises of a cluster of eight states--Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. The region is usually stereotyped as underdeveloped. Geographically, the region is surrounded by international border with part of Nepal, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Prevalence of insurgency and terrorism is often regarded as major deterrent for over all progress of the region. It is also felt that to accelerate the process of development, it is necessary to utilize the potential of human resources that are available in the region. For this, human resource development initiatives need to be strengthened. Education, being one of the important inputs for human resource development, assumes priority. Providing basic education of minimum quality to children has been an obligation of the state since long. The state governments have been making attempts to provide free, compulsory and universal primary education. Particularly after the SSA (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) (education for all) has been launched in the 2001-2002, a large number of children have been brought under ambit of school education. However, as far as quality is concerned, much needs to be done, particularly in the area of teacher education. The paper highlights the features of existing teacher education programs in the region and examines alternatives. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India