The objectives of the study were: (1) To study whether any organizational improvement has taken place ever since the administrative control of the NCTE over the teacher training colleges of Rajasthan. (2) To study whether the teacher training colleges have registered any financial ease in meeting out the ever increasing expenditure required for their smooth running and further development. (3) To study whether the control of the NCTE has succeeded in stopping the malpractices prevailing in the teacher training colleges. (4) To study the professional growth of the teachers training colleges in the state in such areas as library, laboratory, staff and other activities as a consequence to NCTE control on them. (5) To know the comparative position of teachers training colleges between pre and post NCTE control in terms of the extent of improvement (if any) in their working conditions and mitigating malpractices.
The hypotheses of the study were: (1) There is no notable organizational improvement every since the administrative control of the NCTE over the teachers training colleges of Rajasthan. (2) Teachers’ training colleges have not registered any financial improvement even after NCTE has extended aids to them. (3) Malpractices have further accelerated after the NCTE has taken control of teachers training colleges. (4) That professional growth of teacher educators has not been attained even after the NCTE has tightened the rope. (5) There is no difference in the academic environment of the teachers training colleges between the pre and post NCTE control over them.
The sample consisted of 260 teacher educators of 21 colleges from Rajasthan and 40 subject experts.
Researcher for data collection developed Rating Scale and Interview Schedule.
The Survey Method was used.
The data was analyzed by percentage, correlation and chi-square test.
The findings of the study were: On the rating scale, the chi-square test was applied to determine the significant improvement occurred due to interference of the NCTE. (1) The calculated value of chi-square related to organizational setup of teachers’ training institutions was found greater than theoretical value. It can be inferred that improvement in organizational setup of teachers training institutions is significant with the guidance of NCTE. (2) The calculated value of chi-square was found greater than theoretical value. Hence financial position of teachers training colleges has improved after interference of NCTE. (3) The calculated value of chi-square was found significant only on .05 level but not significant on the .01 level. There is just an improvement to stop commercialization of teacher education regularity of the session, sub standard malpractices but monopoly of management found was in teachers colleges. It is significant at .05 level. It means malpractices are not controlled effectively. (4) Professional growth of teacher educators and teachers training institutions has improved after control of NCTE. (5) Improvement in new techniques of B.Ed. curriculum, quality of research, correlation between theory and practice is not very effective. The gap of demand and supply has also been filled after control of NCTE. But an improvement in keeping of subject wise teaching staff in teachers colleges is significant.
Keyword(s): Government, Teacher Education, Rajasthan, NCTE,