Event Date/Time: Sep 28, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 29, 2012
Registration Date: Sep 28, 2012
Early Registration Date: Sep 15, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 15, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Sep 28, 2012
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Focus of the Seminar
The success of a student depends mostly on the quality of the teachers from whom he/she learns. With the advent global and electro-accelerated reforms, raising the quality of teachers in par with the demands has become a major concern and challenge for the policy-makers, universities and colleges and this responsibility is burdened further on the colleges of teacher education, and the public in general. Every child deserves a quality teacher.
This seminar purports to contribute to the ongoing debates in the challenges and quality of teacher education and create a new knowledge base that would provide a plausible solution without sacrificing the concerns of all stake holders form different quarters. Numerous challenges such as lack of uniformity among teacher education institutions, sub-standard educational name-sake, but profit-making institutions, huge capitations that keep the common man out of the temples of learning, incompetent teacher educators resulting in deficiency of scholarly teaching, growing indifferent attitude of the students with consumerist thinking, providing quality and sufficient human and material resources, exploitation, traditional curricula, inadequate duration of the training programme, proliferation of colleges of education, memory-testing examination system, haphazard and hasty started-and-ended teacher education programme, insufficient co-curricular activities, subjective evaluation pattern, Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), State Eligibility Test (SET), virtual teaching, teacher-less learning programmes, privatization and globalization of education, autonomy of educational institutions, changing role of teachers, innovative practices in teacher education, ethical issues and professional ethics in teacher educations are ahead for the teacher education.
To brace up a fight against this humpty number of challenges and reach the success is not going to be an ice-cream chewing for many; rather a path of daunting challenges. Attending the seminar would benefit teacher educators, students, researchers, policy-makers and anyone who is interested in teacher education.
Our college is proud to venture and initiate this small effort of conducting a seminar on identifying the challenges and alternatives in teacher education.

Objectives of the Seminar
• To find out the strategies to promote the quality in education.
• To stress the importance of technology integrated teaching-learning process in the present scenario.
• To point out the future ahead challenges for teacher education
• To elucidate the credibility of teacher education
• To identify the challenges experienced in today’s teacher education
• To enhance the professional ethics and competencies of teachers
• To enrich the teachers to be fit in the world of technological and scientific advancements
• To adapt the teachers in their changing role of teacher education

• Quality Enhancement in Teacher Education
• Innovative Practices in Pedagogical Process
• Challenges for Teacher Education
• Credibility of Teacher Education
• Issues and Problems of Teacher Education
• Changing Role of Teachers
• Professional Ethics in Teacher Education
• Researchers in Teacher Education

Call for Papers
The organizing committee invites thematic and research papers for the presentation sessions based on the themes outlined for the seminar. The paper should be original and should not have been published or presented previously. Interested participants should submit their papers with abstract by soft copy or hard copy to the Organizing Secretary on or before 15th Sep. 2012. The candidates can mail their papers to stjosephcedu@gmail.com. Shortlisted papers will be published in seminar proceedings with ISBN.

Guidelines for Paper Submission
Full paper : 5 pages of A4 size in APA format
Abstract : 200 words with keywords
Version : MS Word 2003/2007
Font : Times New Roman
Margin : Normal (1” in each side)
Font Size : 12
Line Spacing : 1.5

Registration Fee
• Teaching Faculties - Rs. 400/-
• Research Scholars - Rs. 300/-
• Student Teachers - Rs. 200/-
The registration fee should be paid in the form of DD favoring ‘The Principal, St.Joseph College of Education’ payable at Kalakad. Seminar kit, working lunch and refreshment will be provided. TA and DA will not be provided.

Transport & Accommodation
• Transport facilities will be provided at no cost from Tirunelveli, Valliyoor, Nanguneri and Kalakad at particular timings.
• Based on prior request, accommodation will be arranged at your own cost in hotels at Tirunelveli and Kalakad.


Kalakad Road, Kadamboduvalvu, Nanguneri-627108