Seminar On "Teacher Education In Contemporary Society"
- Date : 21st - 22nd March, 2013 -

National Seminar
under UGC-SAP Phage-II
21st -22nd March, 2013

Organized By

Dear Sir/ Madam,

It gives us immense pleasure to cordially invite and welcome you to participate and share your experiences in two-Days National Seminar on “Teacher Education in Contemporary Society” on 21st - 22nd March, 2013 organized by the Department of Education, Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh under UGC SAP/DRS – Phase-II.

About the Seminar

Teachers have a great responsibility in shaping future of nations. "The Destiny of India is now being shaped in her classrooms" (Kothari Commission 1964-66). As a matter of fact teacher education and training becomes a matter of crucial importance for national development. "The status of the teacher reflects the socio cultural ethos of the society, it is said that no people can rise above the level of its teachers" (National Policy on Education, 1986). But Teacher Education in India has been struggling to strengthen its identity. Struggle does not mean degeneration of values and degeneration of institutions. It is true that after persistent struggle there is evident improvement, but, still there is no end to perfection.

Every establishment has noise. There are issues & resolves, problems & solutions, puzzles & pathways. Many paradigms have emerged for sustaining the development of Teacher Education in India, such as, Multi-Mode Teacher Education, Multi Cultural Teacher Education, Technology Integrated Teacher Education, Inclusive Education Teacher Education.

There is an evident shift from quantitative research to qualitative research to sustain and enhance the quality of Teacher education. All the emerging paradigms justify their being. But, we need to evolve the self regulatory mechanisms to assure relevance & quality. Rather than abusing Teacher Education by such uncivilized expressions, as, willful delays, unlawful deferring, norms flouting, State disregarding and lawless, grossly gone, we need to find out genesis of the problems. Teacher Education is losing its identity.

We are inviting the State to dictate us. There is judicial over activism. Education & Teacher Education should be so powerful and graceful that nobody should dare dictate. It is high time for the Indian Teacher Education to revive & strengthen its identity. Let us seminar at the national level to assure and ensure the quality of Teacher Education.

Objectives of the Seminar

1 To bring teachers, researchers and institutions engaged in teacher education on a common platform to share their ideas, information and experiences on various aspects of teacher education.
2 To share innovative ideas for the qualitative development of teacher education in India.

Theme: Teacher Education in Contemporary Society
Keeping the Objectives in view the Seminar theme has been weaved around the following Sub-themes which are suggestive only. However, the participants may prefer to choose a Sub-theme / Topic of their interest and expertise having a bearing on the theme of the Seminar :
1 Theory and Practice of Teacher Education; Quality Assurance and Teacher Education;
2 Knowledge Based Society & Teacher Education; RMSA and Teacher Education;
3 Constructionism and Teacher Education; Trends of Researches in Teacher Education;
4 XIIth Five Year Plan and Teacher Education; RTE and Teacher Education;
5 Teacher Education for Sustainable Development; Teacher Education and Values;
6 Peace Education and Teacher Education; Teacher Education for Harmonious Living;
7 Human rights education and Teacher Education; Life skills and Teacher Education;
8 Inclusive education and Teacher Education; Curriculum in Teacher Education;
9 Lifelong Learning and Teacher Education; Preparing teachers for adult education;
10 Professional Ethics and Professional development of teachers;
11 Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization
12 Information, Communication, Technology and Teacher Education
13 Policies and Programmes and
14 Problems and Prospects of Teacher Education in North East India
15 Emerging trends and innovations in contemporary
16 Multiple Intelligence and Role of Teacher Education
17 Education Beyond Classroom and Teacher Education
18 Psychological Aspects V/S Teacher Education

Call for Papers

We welcome original papers (preferably research based) from teachers of various disciplines, teacher educators, researchers, educational administrators on any aspect of Society” in any area of your choice. Accepted paper

Guidelines for submission of Papers
o Abstracts should not exceed 4
o Title of the paper and Authors Name & Address including email should be clearly written.
o Full length paper should not exceed more than
o Format for submission of paper: MS spacing.

You are requested to email your paper along with abstract at the with a Copy to

Important Dates:

Seminar date : 21st -22nd March 2013
Last date for paper submission & Registration

Registration Fee:
Interested participants are requested to send the registration form (duly filled in) latest by 12th March, 2013. Registration fee will be Out-station Participants:- Rs.600
In case there is a joint paper, both participants have to register separately and both have to make it convenient to attend the seminar and make a joint presentation.

TA/DA/ Hospitality:
Due to fund constraints, No TA/provide best of our hospitality and accommodation to our valued participants on both days of the Seminar.

How to reach Rajiv Gandhi University

After reaching Guwahati by
service from Guwahati to NIRJULI ( NERIEST)
University Campus.

Contact Details:
Prof. K. C. Kapoor, Seminar Director.
Prof. Jayadeba Sahoo, Coordinator UGC
Gandhi University, Doimukh, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
Email : ,

Dr. Elizabeth Hangsing, Deputy Coordinator,
Prof. K. C. Kapoor Prof. Jayadeba Sahoo

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