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Teacher Education in the 21st Century

Teacher Education in the 21st Century

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Rashmi Kumar - Specialist in STEM Learning, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Subhash Chander - Central Institute of Education (Department of Education), University of Delhi
  • Bharti Kaushik - Faculty, Department of Education of Groups with Special Needs (DEGSN), NCERT, New Delhi
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September 2018 | 264 pages | SAGE Texts

The book provides a valuable insight for teachers and teacher-educators to act on the demands of teaching in the 21st century and helps them develop their pedagogical practices accordingly.

Teacher Education in the 21st Century presents a series of focused ideas and classroom plans along with real-life examples for enhancing the quality of teacher preparation efforts to develop young minds for the future. The editors and contributors have incorporated principles of constructive teaching, inclusive education and integration of technology throughout the book. The book explicitly contextualizes the teaching practices and pedagogies in the social, cultural and linguistic landscape of India.

The learning pedagogies, resource ideas, case studies, flow charts and classroom activities in this book lay the essential groundwork for teachers and teacher-educators to apply in their daily teaching. The examples and case studies span across teaching contexts in primary, middle and high school grade levels.

Key Features:

• New and emerging interdisciplinary curricular areas.

• Emphasis on ongoing professional development for teachers.

• New-age pedagogical practices for teachers and students.

• Highlights the importance of collaborative efforts between and among teachers, parents, school administrators, and ancillary school professionals.

Rashmi Kumar
Rashmi Kumar
21st Century Learning Opportunities
Subhash Chander
ICT for 21st Century Education
Subhash Chander
Collaborating with Colleagues
Rashmi Kumar
Communicating with Parents
Achla Tandon and Geetanjali Kala
Literacy, Language, and Social Sciences
Rashmi Kumar
Teaching and Learning in STEM
Bharti Kaushik and Shruti Shankar Gaur
Inclusive Education
Bharti Kaushik and Shruti Shankar Gaur
Interdisciplinary Teaching
Sheela Rajeshwari and Priyanka Varshney
Developing Professional Identity of Teachers
Rashmi Kumar
Closing Thoughts


Rashmi Kumar

Dr Rashmi Kumar is a Learning Specialist in STEM and works at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. She develops active learning and technology-driven learning programmes in STEM fields. She earned her bachelors in science and bachelors in education from the University of Delhi and taught science to middle- and high-school students in New Delhi. Thereafter, she earned a doctorate from University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. She has been recognized as a STEM Educator by the NASA Endeavor Project. Her research, publications and presentations are primarily focused on teacher... More About Author

Subhash Chander

Dr Subhash Chander is Assistant Professor at Central Institute of Education (Department of Education), University of Delhi. He was teacher-in-charge in the Department of Education, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. His areas of research and teaching include science education, inclusive education and educational technology. He received his PhD on inclusive education from the Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi. He is Council Member of Educational Technology and Management Academy (ETMA). He is member of various committees in NCERT, CBSE, NCTE and NIOS, and the author of Teaching Science... More About Author

Bharti Kaushik

Dr Bharti Kaushik, Associate Professor, Department of Education of Groups with Special Needs (DEGSN), National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), is postgraduate in physics and PhD in education from Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi. The title of her PhD thesis was Inclusive Education in Primary Schools:From Resistance to Reality. She joined Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Bhopal, in 2002 as an assistant professor. Her early duties involved teaching courses associated with inclusive education, CWSN and mental health to students pursuing bachelor in education (BEd) and master’s in education (MEd),... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789352807307