Teacher Education students learn to promote curiosity, and they make inquiry a central part of their professional practice as teachers. Social Justice. Teacher Education students create classrooms in which pupils practice respect, fairness and decency and learn to contribute to the development of a just society.
Imparting an adequate knowledge of the subject- matter:
The objective of teacher education is to develop a good command of the subject matter of the assignment given to him in the colleges.
Equipping the prospective teachers with necessary pedagogic skills:
The main objective of teacher education is to develop a skill to stimulate experience in the taught, under an artificially created environment, less with material resources and more by the creation of an emotional atmosphere. The teacher should develop a capacity to do, observe, infer and to generalize.
Enabling the teacher to acquire understanding of child psychology:
The objective is to understand the child psychology so that the teacher is able to appreciate the difficulties experienced by children so as to bring about new modes and methods of achieving the goals in consonance with the reactions of the children.
Developing proper attitudes towards teaching:
One of the major objectives of teacher education is to develop proper altitudes towards teaching as a result of which he will be able to maximize the achievements from both the material and human resources. T here is also development of a proper perception of the problems of universal enrolment, regular attendance, year-to-year promotion.
Developing self-confidence in the teachers:
The objectives of teacher education are development of the ability to take care of himself in terms of:
(a) Adjustment with the physical conditions,
(b) Healthy adjustment with the social environment
(c) Adjustment with himself to derive emotional satisfaction with his life
Enabling teachers to make proper use of instructional facilities:
The objective of teacher education is to develop the capacity to extend the resources of the school by means of improvisation of instructional facilities.
Enabling teachers to understand the significance of individual differences of child and to take appropriate steps for their optimum development:
The objective of teacher education is to know the causes of individual differences as a result of which he will be able to develop the ability to be a child with children, an adult with the adults, a responsible citizen among the community.
Development of the ability to give direct satisfaction of parents from the achievement of children in terms of:
(a) Proper habits of taking care of the body,
(b) Proper attitudes reflected in the behavior of the children at home, in the school, in the streets, at the farms and fields etc.
(c) Progress in the class.
The duties of the teacher are very much relevant in nursery, primary, middle, secondary, higher secondary schools. Hence the scope of teacher education is very vast. The duties of the teacher in different stages of education depend on the foundational general education of the teacher. Emphasis is to be on the practical aspects rather than theory.