NCFTE stands for the National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education. It elaborates the context, concerns, and vision teacher education and school education have on the country, which is a symbiotic relationship. The development in either sector mutually reinforces the concerns that are required for qualitative improvements of the entire spectrum of education which includes teacher education as well. The new concerns of the school curriculum, as well as the expected transactional modalities, have been to emphasize designing the NCFTE for all stages of school education. Issues that are related to inclusive education, the role of community knowledge in education, ICT in schooling, perspectives for equitable and sustainable development, gender perspectives, and finally, e-learning take center-stage when it comes to the construction of this Framework.
The curriculum of teacher education is also dealt with in the NCFTE, under the foundations of education, school internship, as well as curriculum and pedagogy. The foundations of education include the following:
- Learner studies
- Contemporary studies
- Educational studies
Curriculum and pedagogy deal with:
- Curriculum studies
- Pedagogic studies and
- Assessment and evaluation studies
The school internship can be seen as the practice of teaching in the broader context of vision of a greater role of the teacher and sustained engagement with schools and learners.
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