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Delhi govt focusses on teachers' training to improve education

NEW DELHI: As a part of its main initiative to improve the education at the government schools in Delhi, the department of education would focus on the training of teachers in a very different way from the traditional. The government has decided to train the teachers in four to six ways. Earlier, the training used to happen only once in a year.
After coming to power in the Delhi, the AAP-led government decided to give education the priority. In this process, the department led by the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia appointed one teacher at every government school as the teacher development coordinator. The concerned teacher's main duty is to train the teachers about new teaching techniques and also address the day to day issues. These people are solely responsible for dealing with daily concerns of teachers regarding teaching. The officials of the department asserted that in every two months there is also a zonal level training programme for the teachers. In this programme, teachers of individual subjects meet and discuss the issues. They also get trained in subject-specific learnings.
Describing the process of training, the senior official said that the government organises regular workshops on teaching methodology at every school and also at the zonal level. The government also found that with the training of the subject teacher it would be also necessary to train the principals of the schools as they are the head of academics. The government had tied up with the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) in this issue. In this programme, the principals get training in leadership building. This course is nearly three to four weeks long and various batches of principals of the government schools are sent to this program. The government also sent a group of 30 principals to Cambridge University for training. The main goal behind this is to give an international level training to the school heads.
In another attempt, the government sent 250 mentor teachers to Singapore for education and skill training.
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