Professional Development in Education in India: A View
Selvaraj N*, Alagukanna AS and Suganya M
Commerce Department, Saraswathi Narayanan College, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Selvaraj N
Assistant Professor of Commerce
Saraswathi Narayanan College
Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
E-mail: selvaraj_narayanan@ yahoo.com
Received Date: May 25, 2015; Accepted Date: September 25, 2015; Published Date: October 05, 2015
Citation: Selvaraj N, Alagukanna AS, Suganya M (2015) Professional Development in Education in India: A View. J Pol Sci Pub Aff 3:173. doi:10.4172/2332-0761.1000173
Copyright: © 2015 Selvaraj N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Education means reconstruction (or) reorganization of experience which adds to the meaning of experience and which increases ability to direct the course of subsequent experiences. The goal of education is to shape people so that they develop integral multi-facet personalities and is able to carry out fully their social role by developing their intellectual, physical and spiritual capacities and encouraging remove elevated level of human feeling and aesthetic taste, thus turning the ideological principle into personal connections and habits of behavior. Professors are groups of people with common goals who have attempted to institutionalise or systematize their patterns of behaviour. All professions attempt to establish a standard of behaviour which clearly evident to member and non member alike. As much as there are many professions, there is likely to be a wide variety of standards. Professional development training courses are not only applicable to people in business or management, but are also important for professionals such as teachers, technicians, nurses and engineers. Some of these professional courses are officially recognized and certify the candidates, on completion. This recognition is an added advantage of being trained at professional development institutes. The knowledge and skills that teachers gain during their pre-service education days may not serve them for all time to come in a rapidly changing world. Professional development programs or in-service education is meant for updating and broadening the knowledge and skills of teachers. Survey of literature suggests various models of inservice education or professional development prevalent in different countries. There are three dimensions of classroom environment - the physical dimension (the material order of things), the human dimension (the human actors i.e. the teacher/s, children), and the social dimension (the interaction amongst the actors). Classroom management involves managing this environment in all its dimensions for the goal of learning. The other important aspect of classroom processes is appropriate learning strategies to teach each of the constituents of literacy at the primary level reading, writing and mathematics/ numeracy.