`Teachers should be practitioners of values'

MYSORE, NOV. 29. "The quintessence of value is its practice and therefore everyone should become practitioners of values, particularly teachers since students often emulate them," said G. Ravindra, Principal, Regional Institute of Education here.

He was delivering the valedictory address of the eight-day `Development of teaching-learning materials at secondary school level for inculcating environmental related values for teachers,' recently.

Prof. Ravindra lamented that environment related values had not been given a suitable place in the school curriculum and said that teachers should participate in social forestry activities and maintaining cleanliness of the school premises and its surroundings, among others.

The basic character of environmental value was to develop a love for it and prevent its destruction, he said.

G.V. Gopal, Reader in Botany, Regional Institute of Education, and programme coordinator, explained the accomplishments of the programme which included theory classes, practical sessions, and visits to certain selected places of educational importance around Mysore.

Altogether, 28 teaching-learning material from five school subject areas were prepared during the programme.

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