Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
DTERT has been providing professional support to SSA since its inception in 2001. It offers training and capacity development programmes to BRTEs and select teachers in the Key Resource Persons’ training programmes. It conducts collaborative Action Researches and helps SSA personnel in training and designing ABL Cards and revising than as on when there is a revision in syllabus and textbooks.
Directorate of School Education
DTERT works in close partnership with Directorate of School Education. DTERT produced textbooks for Std I and Std VI. Under Equitable Standard Education (Samacheer Kalvi), DTERT has developed the syllabus for Samacheer Kalvi for Std I to X. All serious academic issues are analysed by DTERT from time to time and shared the with Directorate of School Education.
Directorate of Elementary Education
The bond between Directorate of Elementary Education and DTERT is special because DTERT has been the mainstay for ensuring quality in Elementary Education. All the training programmes, funded by MHRD, are meticulously planned after analysing the training needs of teachers at the elementary level. DTERT’s vision is to enhance the quality of learning by empowering the teachers in the art of facilitating learning using self-learning methods such as ABL and ALM. DTERT aims at producing competent teachers in DIETs and TTIs.
Tamil Nadu AIDS Control Society, with the technical support from NACO, New Delhi, has a decade old partnership with DTERT in organizing School Adolescence Education Programme. DTERT surveyed the impact of earlier training methods and decide to change it. Now DTERT has brought out an Activity Based Training Manual which has won the admiration of students and all the stake holders who participated in the Life Skill Education Programme.
Rapport with International Organizations
UNICEF supports various training activities of DTERT. Recently UNICEF supported classroom English training in collaboration with British Council, Chennai. About 1,20,000 teachers from Government Primary Schools got benefitted. DTERT was invited to attend a workshop by Commonwealth Learning (COL) to build the capacity of participants to plan, negotiate and manage appropriate financial arrangements for the development and maintenance of open and distance learning. It was held at Crowne Plaza, New Delhi. COL also organised an international workshop at Utharkhand Academy of Administration in Nainital on result-based Monitoring and Evaluation. DTERT faculty Shri. N. Sathi participated in them.
National Level Organizations
Regional Institute of Education, Mysore partners with Tamil Nadu in evolving need-specific training programmes for the southern states. Recently DIET faculty members participated in a workshop in connection with short-term Research Projects at RIE, Mysore. In pursuit of it, each DIET is now involved in doing Short-term Research Project under XI Five Year Plan for Teacher Education 2010.RIE, Bangalore
Regional Institute of Education, Bangalore develops print materials, VCDs and teaching Aids or English Language teachers. Hello English VCDs and English around us VCDs carved a niche in the hearts of learners at the primary and upper primary level. DTERT extends funding support through the State Government of Tamil Nadu for the material development at RIE, Bangalore.
CCRT, New Delhi
DTERT assists CCRT in identifying teachers with the right attitude for the various training programmes organized for various cultural training programmes conducted for practising Primary, Graduate and Post-Graduate teachers. CCRT sends the annual calendar of activities and DTERT Coordinates with School Education and Elementary Education Directorates to depute competent teachers to get the maximum benefit of the cultural training programmes.
NCTE, New Delhi
National Council of Teacher Education guides DTERT by keeping it informed of the latest Norms and Standards for opening and running new Teacher Training Institutes. NCTE has also come up with a model syllabus for Teacher Education. In future, each SCERT is expected to redesign DTEd source books in conformity with the new syllabus.
NCERT, New Delhi
In addition to NCTE, NCERT provides DTERT necessary professional support. It also gives specific guidelines for introducing reforms in Teacher Education. NCERT offers its support to DTERT directly and also through RIE, Mysore. NCERT’s NCF 2005 helped DTERT in evolving syllabus for Equitable Standards Education for Classes I to X. DTERT implements NCERT sponsored Population Education Programme throughout the State.
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