Amidst the trends concerning scrapping of two-yr B.Ed programme & suggesting many options consisting of four-12 months Integrated B.A-B.Ed/B.Sc-B.Ed programme, it’s miles high time that J&K Govt. Rises to the event and formulates its own coverage on Teacher Education. It has been a long time now that J&K Govt. Isn’t always formulating any coverage record to cope with precise issues concerning School Education, Higher Education, Teacher Education, Professional Education & additionally instructor Education. Earlier, the State Govt. Might formulate a coverage on its very own & execute the equal very meaningfully thru its autonomous Higher Education institutions specifically the Universities. But now no serious attempt is being made besides that State Govt. Waits at the receiving give up to acquire the suggestions & put into effect the identical.
N 2015, NCTC very hurriedly determined to extend the length of B.Ed from one to 2 years. Although, Justice Verma Committee file changed into made the baseline, but nonetheless, without making use of the mind, the mere thrust on period simplest has proved to be Counterproductive. The reality of the matter is that on the time of formulating the two-yr programme the senior academicians from the Universities & specialists within the subject of trainer Education across the Country had been no longer taken on board. Senior academicians inside the Universities had expressed their reservations on this circulate announcing that without diagnosing the motive of disorder one can’t manage to pay for to increase the length of remedy from one to 2 years with none effective intervention. The higher course of action was to pick out the fault strains inside the current one-year B.Ed programme & suggesting remedial/corrective measures, as a substitute right away extending the length of the programme.
Feedback throughout 2015-17
During the closing 3 years, one batch of Students (2015-2017) has passed out with a 2-12 months B.Ed degree. Another batch (2016-2018) is in all likelihood to complete the programme by means of August 2018. At the identical time, it’s far sudden to note that the intake of students in Govt/Non-Govt. Institutions of Teacher Education has sharply decreased to an all-time low 30% as national average, which means that the revised B.Ed 2-yr programme has didn’t entice the students’ consumers throughout the Country. The different essential point to be stated is that even after undergoing 2-12 months education, no sizable improvement has taken vicinity in the nice of a product.
The Supreme Court Verdict
It is pertinent to say that in 2005, Govt. Of Rajasthan filed an SLP in the Supreme Court in opposition to the selection of High Court at Jaipur in a case titled Azhardin v/s State of Rajasthan, seeking de-recognition of B.Ed ranges offered by means of the Universities of Kashmir & Jammu. The then leader Minister, late Mufti Mohammad Sayed right away constituted a crew which includes the then Advocate General, Mr. Altaf Naik, representatives of Kashmir & Jammu Universities & consultant of Govt/Non-Govt. Colleges of Teacher Education from Kashmir & Jammu and directed the group to defend their case in the Apex Court. As Dean, Faculty of Education, I represented the 2 Universities in that group. The Rajasthan Govt. Pleaded that the two Universities & their affiliated Colleges aren’t identified by way of NCTE, therefore their B.Ed levels are not valid. Govt. Of J&K pleaded that NCTE Act of Parliament has now not been extended to J&K & consequently in search of recognition on NCTE does no longer stand up. After a number of hearings, subsequently, the Supreme Court brushed off the SLP filed via the Govt. Of Rajasthan. Pursuant to the Supreme Court Judgement, NCTE issued Circulars mentioning certainly that B.Ed tiers provided through the Universities of Kashmir & Jammu are valid for admission to higher research & employment at some point in India.
The Present Scenario
After Apex Court selection in 2005 till date (2018) no alternate has taken location. Therefore, it is vital for the State Govt. To formulate its very own policy on instructor education in this sort of way that pleasant wise the instructor Education programme is Compatible with main institutions at the National/International degree. The State Govt. May also constitute an excessive strength Committee which includes eminent professionals, representatives of the universities and Govt./Non- Govt. Establishments to recollect the launching of broad primarily based, complete & satisfactory orientated trainer Education programmes within the Institutions of the State.
I am of the opinion that inside the State of J&K, The following instructor Education programme may be launched very effectively with none hiccups or deterrents.
1. Integrated 4-12 months B.A-B.Ed/B.Sc-B.Ed;
This programme that is already run by means of 05 Regional Institutions of Education (NCERT) may be launched with a couple of go out choice. First exit on the stop of the First yr in which a candidate can exit with a Diploma in Pre-Primary Education(D.PP.Ed). Second, go out on the end of the second year wherein a candidate can go out with a Diploma in Elementary Education(D.El.Ed) and the last go out after the successful final touch of the four-year programme leading to an award of B.A.-B.Ed or B.Sc-B.Ed diploma.
2. Integrated three-yr B.Ed-M.Ed programme;
Since there’s a large majority of Graduate Candidates who cannot journey lower back to their 10+2 stage, consequently for such aspirants the opportunity is to get enrolled in this programme. This programme can be run with an go out choice after 18 months(3 semesters) wherein a candidate can exit with B.Ed degree(Phase I) and finally after the crowning glory of three-yr programme M.Ed diploma(Phase II) can be presented.
Teacher Education at CUK
Under the dynamic leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-din Mir, we’ve succeeded in accomplishing some high-quality benchmarks for our Teacher Education programmes. A very complete curriculum, most suitable & learner-centric curriculum transaction method, thrust on Practicum, complete internship schooling programme, thrust on abilities through Microteaching/Simulated coaching, area research & citizenship schooling, transport of forty instructions in exercise of coaching, emphasis on utility of understanding via talent primarily based, potential primarily based & OGE( Peace Education, Value Education & Environmental Education) and compatibility between learning consequences & Graduation parameters are a number of the salient capabilities of our trainer training programme. Our efforts have been mentioned by way of the specialists at the countrywide level. We shall sense privileged to provide our Consultancy to the State Govt. For the method of Teacher Education Policy, if it dreams so.