Focus on teachers will improve the quality of education
Initiatives to build a professional identity and enhance the skills of teachers will definitely improve the quality of teaching. To enhance the quality of the education, it is important to bring the focus back to educators. Society should pay the reverence to teachers. People in ancient India opined that the guru was ‘Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar’. Thus, the country has a legacy that accords the highest place and respect to teachers.
Today’s teachers must be empowered professionally so that they continue to do yeoman service to education. They must be encouraged to cultivate critical thinking skills. Then only they will ensure that future generations make significant contributions to the country’s progress and development. The need of the hour is to rebuild the professional identity of teachers and nurture their skills and professional competencies through various training programs. The work done by teachers reflects constitutional values, and society needs to recognize their work and reward them appropriately.
Education is an important instrument for the social and economic transformation, and is the key to enhancing competitiveness in the global economy. Therefore, the role of teachers is quite significant.
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