Teaching is a most noblest and respected profession and the roles, functions and preparation of teachers undergo changes from time to time in the context of rapid social changes and modern technological advancement. The expanded function of teacher has to be linked with social and national development. Therefore, teacher must require broadening and deepening of knowledge, understanding, skills and values so that they can understand the nature of Indian society of the past, enriching what we have today and building confidence in the future well being of the nation. To understand and make deep reflection of the contemporary socio-political, cultural and economic issues; teachers multiple role is most important in the society. For this, the teacher must not see himself as the main source of knowledge but organizer of learning experiences and opportunities.
The teacher of today therefore, must transmit moral, ethical and cultural values to design desirable character and personality of students. He must extend his work as a true guide and counselor to inspire socio-cultural change for building a prosperous nation.
The teacher education of today needs innovations in the context of globalization of education to orient teachers with latest technologies of teaching. Modern teaching must provide important place in transacting curriculum and employing methodologies in a new way. The old practice of teaching and learning can be revamped by use of multi-media, modern technical and other aids. The old teaching learning process and situation can seldom attract students of the present century. Therefore, the teacher education institution must feel deeply to the fact that we have the structure, foundations and infrastructure of 19th century, teachers/teacher educators of 20th century and learners of the 21st century and this gape of the three centuries can only be reduced by proper ICT integration of teacher education in particular and other liberal and professional education in general; without of which there will be only frustration, grumpiness and irritation in learners of the current century.
Dr. Abdul Samad,