New Delhi: Five years after the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for schools stressed on bringing the teacher education programme at par with that of the change in pedagogy, Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Kapil Sibal will finally release a new curriculum for teachers today.
Prepared by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), the National Curriculum for Teacher Education takes into account the importance on quality of teachers in the Right to Education Act, 2009.
It ensures that the syllabus is more child-oriented so that she can grasp various concepts through outdoor activities while exploring the surroundings.
Gender perspectives, equitable development, role of community knowledge and Information and Communication Technology finds an important place in the curriculum.
The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), in the absence of a new curriculum for teacher education, undertook the initiative to conduct workshops and train the teachers which is how the NCF-2005 came into being, leading to new NCERT textbooks.
Now even state governments have adopted these books