To bring a reform in academic excellence, ‘TeachR’ will rank best teacher training institutes
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 20-Jul-2017

New Delhi, July 20: ‘TeachR’ –The reformative framework to rank teaching institutions aims to revamp academic excellence. The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has put forth ‘TeachR’, a new framework for accreditation and ranking of teacher education institutes in India.

The key objective of the council is to build a regulatory framework promoting academic excellence. The new framework which will work as a stamp for institutes producing teachers for India will be rolled-out by the second week of August and will prioritise the outcomes of education as opposed to the inputs available to impart education.

"We intend to examine through all the suggestions that have poured in for the "TeachR" framework across the country to seek feedback on the framework," said Dr. A Santosh Mathew, Chairperson of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).

"With this framework, NCTE aims to unlock the potential of all teacher education institutes to provide better learning outcomes for their student teachers and eventually for all students in India," said Mathew. The four quality checks of this assessment method give weightage to physical assets, academic assets, teaching and learning quality and student learning outcomes.