Presentation on theme: "Reorganization & Restructuring of Teacher Education"— Presentation transcript:
1 Reorganization & Restructuring of Teacher Education Role of SCERTsB.Seshu KumariDirector, SCERT, Andhra Pradesh
2 SCERT, Andhra PradeshThe State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Andhra Pradesh was established on , amalgamating the following institutions:The State Institute of EducationThe State Bureau of Education and Vocational Guidance,The State Science Education UnitSCERT is functioning as the academic wing of the Department of School Education in formulating and implementing the policies and programmes of the Government in the field of School Education. The present building of SCERT has been constructed in 1977.
3 Academic and Non-academic posts in SCERT, AP No. of posts sanctionedPosts filledVacant Posts% of Vacant postsDirector10%Academic6029 (regular)3151.66%Non- Academic6628 (regular)3857.57%Total1275869
4 Functions of S.C.E.R.TDevelopment of Curriculum, Syllabus and Instructional Material for Primary, Upper Primary, Secondary and Alternative Systems of School Education.Development of Curriculum and Material for Pre-service Teacher Education courses viz., Pre Primary Teacher Education course, D.Ed., Pandit courses – Telugu Pandit, Hindi Pandit, Urdu Pandit courses.Development of new evaluation procedures and material for use by Schools and Teacher Education institutions.Organization of orientation / in-service programmes for the professional growth of Teachers, Teacher Educators and other Departmental PersonnelConduct research in education, with focus on School and Teacher EducationImplementation of Right to Education Act as academic authority at State level by discharging all such relevant activities articulated in the act.
5 Publication of journals, periodicals, books etc., Functions of S.C.E.R.T … Contd.Monitoring, Supervision and Guidance for effective classroom practices. (Bridging gap between methods and techniques advocated in training programmes and the actual classroom practices)Development of programmes for School and Teacher Education adopting latest Educational Technology & ICT (Development of Computer Software, Tele mode training through EDUSAT, etc.) and dissemination to micro level.Providing Resource support in implementing the academic policies and schemes laid down by the Government like AEP, Inclusive and Girl child Education , etc..Dissemination of knowledge relating to contemporary developments to be adopted by Schools and Teacher Education Institutions.Coordination with national and international academic organizations relating to School and Teacher Education.Publication of journals, periodicals, books etc.,
6 Existing structure of SCERT: The SCERT is functioning through 11 departments, each department headed by a Professor assisted by lecturers to take up various initiatives and assist Government in policy formulations along with implementation and evaluation.
7 Administrative officer ORGANOGRAMDepartment of School EducationMinister of School EducationSecretary to Govt. Department of School EducationCommissioner and Director of School EducationDirector, SCERTAdministrative WingsAcademic Wings11 DepartmentsDept. of Educational FoundationDept. of curriculum & Text BooksDept. Maths & ScienceDept. of IEDDept. of EvaluationDept. Population EducationDept. of UNICEFDept. AV EducationDept. of Educational StatisticsDept. of vocational EducationDept. of computer Education(Each Dept. headed by a Professor and assisted by Lecturers)Administrative officerSection ASection BSection CSection D(Each Section headed by a superintendent and supporting staff)
8 Administrative officer ORGANOGRAMDepartment of School EducationMinister of School EducationMinister of School EducationSecretary to Govt. Primary EducationSecretary to Govt. Secondary EducationCommissioner and Director of School EducationDirector, SCERT, APAdministrative WingsAcademic Wings11 DepartmentsDept. of Educational FoundationDept. of curriculum & Text BooksDept. Maths & ScienceDept. of IEDDept. of EvaluationDept. Population EducationDept. of UNICEFDept. AV EducationDept. of Educational StatisticsDept. of vocational EducationDept. of computer Education(Each Dept. headed by a Professor and assisted by Lecturers)Administrative officerSection ASection BSection CSection D(Each Section headed by a superintendent and supporting staff)
10 Name of the Division / Department Details of proposed DivisionsSl.NoName of the Division / DepartmentFaculty members1Division of Teacher Education & Foundation(Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology)1. Pre-service EducationDIETS (Govt. & Private)CTEs / IASEs (Govt.)2. In-service EducationProfessor & Head (1)Associate Professor (5)Assistant Professor (5)2.Division of Curriculum & Material DevelopmentDept. of Maths & Science EducationDept. of Social Sciences & HumanitiesDept. of Language Education (Indian Languages & English)Dept. of Art EducationDept. of Art Education, Work Education, Physical & Health Education and Vocational EducationDept. of Programme Monitoring, EvaluationAssociate Professor (2)Assistant Professor (2)Associate Professor (1)Assistant Professor (1)
11 Division of Technological Services (ICT) Dept. of Computer Education Sl.NoName of the DepartmentFaculty members3.Division of Technological Services (ICT)Dept. of Computer EducationDept. of Educational TechnologyAssociate Professor (2)Assistant Professor (2)Computer Programmers (2)4.Division of Special Needs and Social JusticeDept. of Inclusive EducationDept. of Population Education & Urban studiesDept. of Focused Group Education (SC/ST), Girl Child Education and ECEProfessor & Head (1)Associate Professor (1)Assistant Professor (1)5.Division of Educational Surveys, Research & Policy Perspective6.Division of Library and DocumentationLibrarian (1)Assistant Librarian (1)Assistants (2)7.Technical Staff for different departmentsComputer Assistants (1)Laboratory Assistants(2)
12 Administrative Section Sl.NoName of the DepartmentFaculty members9.Administrative SectionAdministrative officer (1)Accountant (1)Superintendent (4)Senior Assistant (6)Junior Assistant (12)Data Entry Operator (8)Record Assistant (8)Xerox & Roneo operator (2)Office subordinate (10)Security & Night Watch (outsourcing– 3 shifts)Campus Sanitation & Maintenance – Sweepers, Scavenger etc (outsourcing)HostelHostel Warden / In charge (1)Care Taker (2)Maintenance (outsourcing)Mess (outsourcing)Note: The existing post of Professor in SCERT is equivalent to Associate Professor/Readersof Universities. In the proposed structure Professor, SCERT shall be of the cadre of Professorof Universities / Joint Director, Department of School Education.
13 Status of Elementary Teacher Education Institutions Andhra PradeshSl. No.Type of Teacher Education InstitutionsGovernmentPrivateUniversitiesTotalNo. of InstitutionsIntake capacity1.Elementary Level (D.Ed.)2330002101050023313500
14 Status of Secondary Teacher Education Institutions Andhra PradeshSl. No.Type of Teacher Education InstitutionsGovernmentPrivateUniversitiesTotalNo. of InstitutionsIntake capacity1.Secondary Level - B.Ed7101459763684669861065396
15 Status of Language Pandit Teacher Education Institutions Andhra PradeshSl. No.Type of Teacher Education InstitutionsGovernmentPrivateUniversitiesTotalNo. of InstitutionsIntake capacity1.Telugu Pandit52505226001505829002.Hindi Pandit330047235026503.Urdu Pandit2100
16 Status of Teacher Education Institutions in AP Sl. No.Type of Teacher Education InstitutionsGovernmentPrivateUniversitiesTotalNo. of InstitutionsIntake capacity1Pre-Primary752Elementary Level (D.Ed.)23300021010500233135004Secondary Level - B.Ed71014597636846698610653965PG Level - M.Ed3836212511270Telugu Pandit25052260050582900Hindi Pandit30047235026508Urdu Pandit1009College of Phy. Education – B.P.Ed2556008554449529147992112873100288756
17 Issues and ConcernsInfrastructure – One time grant is provided under CSS for construction of buildings. Periodic sanctions for upkeep and maintenance of buildings is not providedStaff roomsConference / training halls, furniture, equipmentLaboratories, equipmentComputer lab, equipmentAV Education, equipmentHostelAuditoriumHuman Resource:Policy of government in posting professors, lecturersInter transferability between academic and administrative posts – floating staffVacanciesService related issuesTraining in ICT & useReporting to Multiple Heads – lack of autonomyFlow of funds under CSS: the funds under CSS at present are being released to the State Government Account. But the heads of account to which the funds are released do not match with the components under which budget is released for Teacher Education Institutions. Hence, except for salaries all other funds released i.e. In-service Programmes, Research, Faculty Development are not being fully or effectively utilized.
18 Issues and Concerns ….Contd. Education of Marginalised groupsTribal educationFocus on Girls EducationOut of School children – STC material development, trainingCapacity building of SCERT facultyText book writingResearchEvaluationTraining programmes, Courses offered by SCERTDue to establishment of parallel structures through flagship programmes like DPEP, SSA, RMSA there is often replication of roles and functions.Teacher trainingMaterial developmentMonitoring & supervision
19 Issues and Concerns ….Contd. Conduct of various tests, examinations and coordination of recruitment process – most of the personnel are not available for regular SCERT work. However adequate corpus is built for SCERT.
20 Possible SolutionsSCERTs are identified as Academic Authority in most states – clear definition of Roles, responsibilities, structure of SCERTIn relation to TEIs (DIETs, CTEs)Various schemes and programmesInfrastructure –Sanction for constructionPeriodic sanctions for upkeep and maintenance of buildingsHuman Resource:Policy of government in posting professors, Associate Professors, Assistant ProfessorsAttract professionals through lateral entryTenureIncentivizing tenure in TEIsTraining in ICT & useFaculty development programFunctional autonomy to SCERTDiscouraging parallel TE structures under CSS or State programs
21 Possible Solutions …Contd. Flow of funds under CSS: need to split the salary component and other sanctions – release of salary component to State Government and other programme fund (Faculty development, Inservice training, research, contingencies) to Director ,SCERT as in case of SSA and RMSAStrengthening of Physical infrastructure of Teacher education Institutions : need to strengthen them through 100 % funding under CSSTraining Need assessment of various functionaries, design and conduct of programmes for:In service teachers, teacher educatorsEducational administratorsLinkages with other institutions and universitiesOffering programmes in partnership with national institutionsStrengthen educational research in partnership with universitiesEvaluation programmesFocus on vocational educationUse of ICTEducation of Marginalised groups