Teacher Education in Nepal


  • Leela Pradhan Professor, Central Department of Education Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal


The system of training for Secondary teachers was initiated in Nepal in 1957 when the government established
College of Education with functional and technical assistance of the government of USA.The College of Education offered a two
year I.Ed.program for the 10-year high school graduates to train lower secondary teachers. The College also offered a one-year
B.Ed.course for those who holds Bachelor’s degree in other subjects other than education. The Institute of Education was
offered the responsibility to conduct all the in-service and pre-service training. The Ministry of Education started getting directly
involved in the in-service teachers training program during the early years of 1980’s when the government executed Science
Education Project. In-service training has a special connotation in Nepal.As the training is mandatory for all teachers, the
government has made a special arrangement to provide 10-months training to the serving untrained teachers.
School clustering and professional support to the cluster schools by Resource Persons have become part of the national
educational training system in Nepal. Demand driven trainings help develop skill and attitude to solve specific pedagogic
problem to teachers directly related to the solution of day to day problem through which the teachers gain knowledge and skill to
solve the specific teaching problem.


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Teacher Education in Nepal. (2011). Journal of Educational and Social Research, 1(5), 75. https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/jesr/article/view/11764