Instructional strategies in literacy and mathematics, now benefitting students, will become better known to teacher educators and school administrators in future, says Vice Chancellor of Periyar University, Dr K. Muthuchelian.

He was addressing the gathering at the third two-day national seminar on Recent Advances and Future Trends in Teacher Education and releasing of the book ICT in Teaching Learning. It was organised by Excel College of Education and Kandhaswamy College of Education on Friday and Saturday.

According to Dr Muthuchelian, there is a future for teacher education that includes a growing knowledge base of how students learn. He felt that technologies such as video streaming will address the long-standing isolation that teachers faced in classroom.

No longer would teacher educators and their critics fight on traditional versus alternative preparation in efforts to address the nation's teaching quality problems, he said. Instead, a consensus would emerge based on newly gathered evidence about the effects of teacher education.

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