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Maharashtra Added Four Skill Enhancing Course for State Teachers

May 6, 2014 18:23 IST

    The Maharashtra State's Department of Education has introduced new courses dedicated to enhance skills among school teachers. The 4 newly launched courses will enhance skills of faculty in English Language, Maths, Science and learning areas.

    Earlier to this development, the first batch of English language teachers were given training in 2013 as well, while training of teachers of other subjects will be conducted shortly.

    With an aim to review the training the state education secretary, Ashwini Bhide have met education officials and many heads, which include Chockalingam, education commissioner as well as Mahavir Mane, director of education for state.

    Chockalingam said that many of the schemes that the education department has launched will be held in association with the external agencies and are under review process before implementation.

    The four courses are collaborated with external agencies such as British Council for 2 courses, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay for one course, and lastly Accenture Private Limited, as informed by Chockalingam.

    The British Council will lend a hand in improving the teaching of English language across the state's institute and assessment may also be conducted for teachers, whereas, the IIT will help to raise the understanding of mathematics among students.

    Experts will not teach masters in traditional classrostyle but directly through video conferencing, as told by Chockalingam.

    There is also a third programme for developing leadership among officers and headmasters in those districts which possess high dropout rates. Developing leadership skills in officials from those districts might reduce the dropout scenario and Accenture will help in this.

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