education is that knowledge, understanding, competency, skill
and other abilities, which are relevant to the life of a “teacher
as a teacher”. Teacher education is a programme (course
for professional development of human resources to undertake
teaching, research, extension and consultancy as teachers
and teacher educators in teaching-learning institutions like
schools, colleges and universities.
Primary teacher education is a teacher devoted his whole life
to learning and teaching. The teacher was constantly under
observation and was expected to participate at any time in
open assemblies and explain, expound and expand on ancient
knowledge in the light of his own experiences. Thought there
was no life ling examination (Devi-1968). It was important
that he established his credibility as students flocked only
to reputed teachers. Knowledge communication skills and moral
integrity were the basic requirement of a good teacher.