Education

Delhi Government Teachers to Train in Singapore

The National Institute of Education, Singapore. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The National Institute of Education, Singapore. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

New Delhi: Government school teachers will have to undergo a training programme at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, according to a new plan developed by the Education Department, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.

“For the next two years, our team at the Education Department have chalked out a well-thought out plan which is based on two questions: how to teach and what to teach,” Sisodia wrote in a letter to teachers.

Apart from teachers getting trained at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, 90 principals of government-run schools will also be sent to the University of Cambridge, UK, for “leadership training.”

He added that “get[ting] a taste of some of the international schools based in Germany and Finland” was also possibly on the cards, but warned: “We should get inspired from several experiments and techniques… carried out across the world but beware, we shouldn’t get affected by them. Because if we get affected, then we will try to copy it with eyes closed.”

The Delhi government has allocated 102 crore rupees for the international training of principals and teachers in the budget for the current financial year.

(PTI)