1st Edition

Teacher Education Landscapes in India Governance and Quality Management

Edited By Pranati Panda Copyright 2025
    320 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This book examines the unexplored dimensions in the teacher education sector in India. It engages with critical concerns and attempts to provide a comprehensive and holistic perspective on how governance and quality management are conceptualized, debated, developed, and implemented in the teacher education sector in India. Drawing arguments from research and contributions of academicians, the book explores four central themes of Teacher Education i.e., Governance and Management in Teacher Education, Management of Pre-Service Teacher Education, Quality Management in Teacher Education, and Financing and Political Economy of Teacher Education. It focuses on the current operational model, situational efficiency, and provides a comprehensive analysis of the various reforms and initiatives taken at theoretical and practical levels for the transformation of teacher education.


    Presenting a focused overview of the critical dimensions of teacher education and rich in empirical evidence, this book will be of interest to students, researchers, and teachers of education, sociology of education, urban education, politics of education and educational studies. It will also be useful for teachers, teacher educators, academicians, scholars, and policymakers in the education sector.

    1.      Navigating Governance and Quality Management in Teacher Education in India- Pranati Panda Part I: Governance and Management of Teacher Education 2.       University and Teacher Education- Santosh Panda 3.       Centrally Sponsored Schemes in Teacher Education- Hriday Kant Dewan 4.       Role of State Universities in Maintaining Quality in Affiliated Teacher Education Colleges: A Critical Appraisal- Saroj Sharma and Pradeep Kumar Misra Part II: Management of Pre-Service Teacher Education 5.       Curriculum and Change Management: Need for Reimagining Teacher Education- Mythili Ramchand 6.       Pedagogical and Process Management in Teacher Education: Special Focus on Internship- Sybil Thomas 7.       Competency Development of Higher Education Teachers: The Evolving India Scenario- A. Mathew 8.       ICT in Teacher Education in India- Harjeet Kaur Bhatia and Gaurav Sharma Part III: Quality Management in Teacher Education 9.       Quality Assurance and Governance in Teacher Education through Open and Distance Learning (ODL): A Critique of Policy Initiatives and Identity Challenges – Saroj Pandey 10.   Is ‘Quality’ A Good Quality? A Critique of Quality Perspectives in Teacher    Education in Contemporary India- Amruth G Kumar 11.   Envisioning Quality in Teacher Education: Pedagogical and Curricular Perspectives - Alka Behari, Namita Ranganathan and Mansi Aneja Part lV: Privatisation and Financing of Teacher Education 12.   Privatisation of Teacher Education in India- Bhanu Pratap Pritam 13.   Political Economy, Labour Market and Employability in Teacher Education- Aarti Srivastava and Rashmi Sharma 14.   Financing of Teacher Education in India- Pradeep Kumar Choudhary and Amit Kumar


    Pranati Panda is a Professor and Head of the Department of School and Non-Formal Education of National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi, India. She is also founding architect of the National Programme on School Standards and Evaluation, a major initiative of Govt. of India, for institutionalization of school quality assurance and accreditation in 1.53 million schools. Prof. Panda has more than three and half decades of experiences in premier national organizations and is a distinguished scholar in teacher and teacher education, teacher professional standards, institutional governance, regulations, standards setting, quality assurance and accreditation and leadership. Prof. Panda managed as the focal point and editor for the Asian Network of Training and Research Institutions (ANTRIEP) for establishing international collaboration and networking with Asian countries.