On an Average 93% of Our Teachers Fail The Central Teacher Eligibility Test Each Year
Reform teacher preparation and school system leading to improved student learning
Transform the entire ecosystem of schooling
Impact the existing teachers and leadership of the school
Place teachers in groups in diverse schools
Connect teachers to the socio-economic and cultural context of the community
Prepare teachers in child-centered schools and classrooms
The theory of change is rooted in the commitment to fundamentally transform the ways in which teachers are prepared in India. The very system that prepares teachers must change, and teacher residency program has the potential to catalyze system-wide improvement in teacher training and preparation.
This model can be replicated across several contexts in the country be it progressive private schools, affordable private schools, government or public schools. The objective is to set up a working model in one context and enable setting up of residencies across the nation. It can be a disruptive force in the teacher education field and fundamentally transform our classrooms and schools.
This journey, though put in four phases, would not be strictly linear as a process and all these capacities will keep getting developed simultaneously within the teachers. Graduates will need to keep this process alive even after completing the program as it will make their learning deeper and wider and their journey more meaningful as teachers and as learners.