Values in Teacher Education: In respect of tradition and Modernization


Abstract : Teacher’s quality is the keyword for assure the quality of education. Qualified competent teachers will be able to carry out their task professionally. It is necessitated that the reconstruction of educational system which should not meet only the present day needs and demands but also equips the learner to function in the future society. Values are embedded in the curriculum and in educational practices. Nowadays the importance of both values and competences are given due emphasis in teacher education (Solomon, Watson & Battistisch 2001; Veugelers & Vedder 2003). The value transfer method is part of a pedagogical vision that has well-defined ideas about the good life and about important cultural traditions. The main objective of the study is to study the development of values in Secondary Teacher Education Curriculum in respect of tradition and modernization. It is a qualitative study. Content analysis was done on secondary teacher education curricula which were selected from different Universities of India. India has a long and rich tradition of indigenous education most notably associated with the most primitive teacher education system. There is a wider range of practice of education in the institution and in wider communities which is part of a wider construction of traditional education. It is important to explore the nature of traditional education because, to understand the modern education system needed
to understand the background of traditional education system which remained a powerful source of value education. It was found that in India changes are occurred in Teacher Education Curriculum in respect of tradition and modernization specially in context of value education.
Keywords: Values, Tradition, Modernization, Teacher Education, Curriculum.

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