Contents: Preface/ N K Jangira. I: Perspectives on National Curriculum Framework-2005: 1. Organizational Structure/Mahabir Yadav. 2. Teacher Education in India: Issues and Concerns/S. K. Yadav. 3. Learning Together to Achieve Excellence/N K Jangira. 4. Teacher's Empowerment via National Curriculum Framework/Nakhat Nasri and Sarwat F. Usmani. 5. Trends in Teacher Education Curriculum/M.S. Chhikara. 6. Changing Needs of Teacher Education Programme/Sushil Dhiman. 7. Reflection on Present Day Teacher Education Curriculum/Nasrin and Afshan Anees. 8. Opportunities of Reflective Practice in Pre-Service Teacher Education Programme: As Projected by National Curriculum Framework-2005/Arti Srivastava. 9. A Plea for Two Year B. Ed. (Regular) Program/L.C. Singh and Sudarshan Mishra. II: Innovative Practices in Teacher Education. 10. Evaluation Practices in Teacher Education in the Context of NCF-2005/Sudarshan Mishra. 11. Innovations in Teacher Education/Aashim and Bhawna Sharma. 12. Preparation of Science Teachers in View of NCF-2005/Subhash Chandra. 13. Innovative Practices and Ideas in Teacher Education: In the Light of National Curriculum Framework-2005/Talat Jamil. 14. Role of Constructivist Pedagogy in Teacher Education Programme/S.K. Mohanty. 15. Role of Educational Technology: Towards the Management of Learning Disabilities in the Classroom/Amita Puri and Mahabir Yadav. 16. Somatic Inkblot Series (SIS): An Introduction/Amita Puri and Mahabir Yadav. 17. Implementing the NCF-2005: Vision of Teacher Education/Vandana Ghai. 18. Constructivist Classroom Activities for Biology Learning/Bharti Dogra. III: Curriculum Transaction: 19. Integration of ICT in Pre-Service Secondary Teacher Education Curriculum/Susanta Kumar Pathy. 20. Curriculum Framework for Quality Teacher Education in Indian Scenario/Rekha Rani. 21. Dynamic Assessment of the Evolving Cognitive Functions in Children/Amita Puri and Mahabir Yadav. 22. Gender Issues in Education/Gouri Srivastava. 23. Construction and Standardization of Pupil Classroom Learning Behaviour Observation Schedule/Mahabir Yadav. 24. Characteristics of Good Grammar Presentation/Amita Puri and Mandeep Bhalla. 25. Relationship of Pupils-Classroom Learning Behaviour of High and Low Achievers in High Schools of Delhi/Mahabir Yadav. 26. Contextual Learning in Biology/ Bharti Dogra. IV: Reflections on the Current Curriculum: 27. Privatization and Secondary Teacher Education: Issues and Challenges/Bhanu Pratap Pritam. 28. Population Education: Role of Teacher Education/Saroj Bala Yadav. 29. Reflection on Teacher Education and NCF-2005/Rubina Shahnaz, Anjum Ahmad and Aftab A. Ansari. 30. Teacher Education Curriculum in the Context of Globalization, Liberalization and Privatization (GLP)/Shineh Suri. 31. Need for Change in Roles and Perceptions of Teacher Education with Reference to NCF-2005/J. N. Baliya. 32. Beyond Cognition/ Sushma Sharma and Amita Puri. 33. Enhancing Understanding of the Terms Commonly used Clinically/Amita Puri. 34. Digital Language Laboratory and the Teaching of English in India Pranita Gopal. Index. Index.
The book provides a holistic view of the National Curriculum Framework developed through consultations held with public, employers, educational experts and practitioners in the field of education and development in general, and school education in particular. The coverage includes all aspect of the school curriculum ranging from conceptualization of school education with its link to the task of national development, its implications for school practice, and the challenge preparing efficient teaching force. The ideas presented in the book are the outcome of individual thinking of the professionals and practitioners tempered by interaction with experts in respective field. Synthetic view presented in the beginning and towards the end adds value to the book. Implications for practice of school education and teacher training will be quite helpful to teachers and teacher educators to refine their thoughts and practice. The outcome will be the well equipped citizens of tomorrow. (Jacket)