Teacher is delighted to welcome Professor Vimala Ramachandran as a regular contributor. She has worked on women’s empowerment and education, education research and policy for more than three decades, and in this article takes a look at the changing status of schoolteachers in India.
With schools set to reopen after the COVID-19 nation-wide school closures, education authorities need to support teachers in these crucial times. To tackle new challenges, teachers’ roles and responsibilities will expand and play a prominent role in the recovery, explains Vimala Ramachandran.
The global call to inclusive education cannot be fulfilled unless we eliminate pre-conceived societal notions, stereotypes, and prejudices. Transforming teacher education programs in India will empower teachers to inculcate the values of equality, equity, and inclusion among the current generation of learners, suggests Professor Vimala Ramachandran.