Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education

Roundtable: Regulation of Teachers and Teacher Education


Date and time: March 14, 2019 10:00AM - March 15, 2019 6:00PM

Venue: Library Conference Hall, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Old Campus


A Roundtable on the Regulation of Teachers and Teacher Education  is being organised with academicians, practitioners and policy makers to articulate our interests and concerns regarding regulation of teachers and teacher education and how we may collectively understand and formulate these in the larger interests of the growth of the sector.  

The Roundtable seeks to engage with the following set of questions:

  1. What are the conceptions of regulations, standards and quality in teacher education both within India and globally? 
  2. What are the bases for the existing norms on teacher education and their effect on the regulation of teachers and teacher education, within India and in the International context?
  3. What must be the essential elements that need regulation and their scope? For example, What aspects of infrastructure of the institutes offering TE programmes should be regulated? of faculty qualifications and experience? Should tuition fees that an institute charges be regulated?  content of TE programmes? outcomes of a TE programme? What is the justification for these choices? Why is it important to regulate them and what are their effects? 
  4. What kind of framework can include these elements and support regulation of a professional pathway from teacher preparation to recognising excellence in teaching? How can the framework remain flexible to allow for innovations and meet diverse needs as well as provide for robust regulatory mechanisms so as to not compromise on quality?