About the BookThe entire fabric of any modern and progressive country is built upon the quality, dedication, competency, and commitment of teachers. The quality of education depends upon the quality of the teacher. He is the person who makes or mars a person. Teacher education system is an important vehicle to improve the quality of education. The revitalization and strengthening of the teacher education system is therefore a powerful means raising the standard of education in the country. It includes necessary pedagogical skills and competencies among the teachers and makes them professionally competent to meet the demands of the society.
The book consists of five parts. Part one deals with issues and challenges of teacher education in three chapters. Part two, comprising five chapters, covers the progress of teacher education. Part three of this book sketches out Open Distance Learning (ODL) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teacher education. It consists of four chapters. Part four of this book deals with researches in teacher education and consists of four chapters. Part five discusses reforms and innovation in teacher education, and is comprised of seven chapters. The book provides an understanding of significant issues and innovations in teacher education. It will be useful for the students of M.A. (Education), and M.Ed. It will also benefit researchers in the field of education.About the Author/sLoknath Mishra is Principal, Vivek College of Education, Bijnor. He specializes in Teacher Education, Peace Education, Qualitative Research Methods, and Teaching of Mathematics. His interest in qualitative research on Adult Education for Tribals culminated in a Ph.D. thesis at the Utkal University, Odisha in 2007. Dr. Mishra has published a number of articles in local and international journals, and has spoken at various international conferences within India and abroad on issues relating to teacher education, peace education, curriculum, research methods, research supervision, etc. He is the Editorial Board Member of The Journal of Education, Scientific Academic Publishing (USA), and Chief Editor of International Journal of Education and Research (IJER). He is currently researching on peace education and teacher education. He has received senior fellowship from Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). One of his books, Peace Club: A Handbook of Practicum, has been published from Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP), Germany.