Teachers can be sent abroad for training to improve quality of education: Manish Sisodia

Stating that government school teachers were only “getting to attend seminars” at State Council Educational Research and Training, the minister stressed on the need for making teachers undergo leadership training.

Written by Shikha Sharma | Delhi | Published: January 25, 2016 2:43 am
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The Delhi government has opened up new avenues for school principals and teachers by announcing that they would be sent to foreign institutions of academic repute to improve the quality of teaching in government schools.

“Principals and teachers in Delhi government schools will also get to undergo training akin to the way teachers in the best schools of the world are trained. For this, they can be sent to foreign universities, they can be sent to IITs, IIMs… teachers’ training will be done in the best institutions in the world, so that they also feel that their training is being invested in,” said Education Minister Manish Sisodia.

Stating that government school teachers were only “getting to attend seminars” at State Council Educational Research and Training, the minister stressed on the need for making teachers undergo leadership training.

“A teacher is a leader for at least 40 children. They will get leadership training here,” said the minister while speaking at a meeting of School Management Committee (SMC) members in Patparganj.

Stating that the government had worked hard on improving the infrastructure of government schools in its first year, Sisodia said the government will now focus on improving the quality of education in Delhi government schools through teacher training.

Sources in the government said that while teachers and principals will be sent to visit some of the best universities abroad, teachers from outside will also come to Delhi as part of exchange programmes.

“Anyone can make roads and baraat ghars. If the 23 government schools in Patparganj can become better than the private schools in the area, then I will consider my becoming an MLA of this area a success,” Sisodia said.

The Delhi government, had last year, conducted SMC elections in all government schools in the Capital.

Stating that the members had become his eyes and ears, Sisodia said he does not wait for the director now to get information.

“Every school has at least five to six parents from whom I can seek information. Earlier, I would ask the director who would ask the Deputy Director… now, I can get information about any school I want within an hour… This was tested in December when SMC teams inspected schools… I remember telling the department… now you won’t tell me how many schools are clean, now I’ll tell you which schools are dirty and you will get them cleaned,” he added.

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  1. S
    Jan 25, 2016 at 5:14 am
    Create online trainings which everybody has to qualify. Create online forums to which all teachers must contribute. Create online case studies which all must provide solutions to , which are then peer evaluated and graded. This way *all* get trained , not just a crony group . Mr. Sisodia, are you listening ....
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      IML sood
      Jan 25, 2016 at 1:44 pm
      Another Mohd Tughlaq idea from this moron who may have a hidden idea to appease their licker party men by finding a way to send them abroad on public expenses. Don't waste hard earned money raise education standard. Improve existing working of schools. Impart some good training to existing teachers.Be wise but very tough to hope this bunch of arrogant and abuser and their blind supporters .
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        T S
        Jan 25, 2016 at 8:00 am
        Please do not blame the education system that is in order. The problem is with childrens' parents and children. Most of the students are not attending cles one way and other way they are not showing interest on studies. Especially when private schools are came up the education system was got spoiled one way and other way Schools/Colleges are collecting huge/abnormal fees on various over heads from the parents. This is very very sad prevailing condition in w India. When student is not showing interest what is teachers/principle can do? When students are not giving proper respect to teachers what they will do? So sending or adopting foreign education system is not proper to consider on the backdrop above situations. Even colleges did not recruit correct qualified staff to teach?
        1. Dhwaraswamy Somasekharan
          Jan 25, 2016 at 8:17 am
          My suggestion would be, to bring down some quality teachers from various nations to India, instead of sending 1000's from here . Our teachers will visit and roam around on govt.money and no guarantee of the out put on return ...
          1. R
            Jan 25, 2016 at 6:06 am
            No use sending them abroad for drama and wasting the taxpayer's money. Will AAP come up with a system to verfiy the training received or will it be an odd-even jhumla where the Fuhrer declares it a success, despite the facts showing the opposite?
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