Nida Waris and Dr. Shahla Shabeeh Shaheen
Teaching, a timeless thread woven through the very fabric of education, holds immense power. Revered for shaping young minds and building brighter futures, these dedicated individuals form the bedrock of successful learning systems. Acting as bridges between past knowledge and future potential, teachers, both within classrooms and communities, are the architects of flourishing educational landscapes. It's their impact on individuals and society that cements their role as the heart of progress, forever essential for education's onward journey. While there have been shifts in the responsibilities, knowledge, and training required for educators, the necessity for qualified educators has persisted throughout history. A country needs a clear and forward-thinking education strategy across the board because of the positive impact it can have on its economy and society. The National Education Policy 2020, which was developed with inputs from a panel of experts led by Dr. Kasturirangan, was unveiled by the Government of India. This paper gives an overview of the recommendations of the National Education Policy 2020 regarding teacher education and points out some problems related to it. Finally, some suggestions are put forward which could help in achieving its goals.
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