Keeping in view the essential role played
by teachers in the lives of students, a training programme was organised in Leh
by DIET, under the aegis of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. The prime objective of the
programme was to train the teachers on how to make lesson plans for the entire
This will enable the teachers to finish the
syllabus on time, by proper planning in advance while at the same time it will
enhance student learning outcomes. At every training centre five or six master
trainers are trained by DIET who function as the main resource point. Training
is further provided to other teachers.
Assurance has been given by The Ladakh
Autonomous Hill Development Council, which administers Leh, that they would
tweak the syllabus to meet modern day requirements and promised that the
transfer policy would be made more transparent.
The principal of DIET, K Angmo said,
"We were focusing on giving individual attention to each teacher. Almost
100 per cent of teachers were covered under this 5-day programme which focuses
on techniques and methodology of teaching. I fully believe that this training
module is unique, child-friendly and is easy to train the teachers in.''
"This five-day training was very
effective for us. The most important things that we learnt here were about
classroom culture, classroom management and how to invest in children. I think
that learning how to make a lesson plan would be very helpful for us and we
will definitely implement this in our school in the future," told Raman
Baley, who is a government school teacher.
If effective steps are taken in the right
direction, the quality of education in government schools can be enhanced to a
great extent and such initiatives by the government definitely indicate a