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SCERT, Hyderabad

The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Andhra Pradesh, was established on 27-07-1967,after the integration of the State Institute of Education (SIE), State Bureau of Education and Vocational Guidance, State Science Education Unit and State Evaluation Unit. The major objectives of the SCERT are:

To Organise in – service training for teacher educators and to teachers of Primary, Upper Primary and Secondary Schools. To Act as a clearing house for ideas and information to keep the teacher educators and teachers abreast of the latest developments in the field of Education To Provide academic guidance to the schools through extention services. To Undertake studies, investigations and surveys relating to educational matters on the appraisal of educational programmes. To Undertake and co – ordinate action research projects on instructional practices, Educational problems etc. To Undertake publication of books, periodicals and other literature necessary for furtherance of knowledge for teachers. To Undertake evaluation and research studies to find out the impact of educational programmes in the state. Functions Based on its objectives as the academic wing of the Department of School Education. The following are the functions of SCERT.

Preparation of curricula, syllabi, instructional material for Primary, Upper Primary, Secondary and alternative systems of education. Department of evaluation procedures and material which are helpful to the practicing teachers. Bridging gaps between the methods and techniques advocated in training and the actual classroom practices. Dissemination of knowledge to improved methods and techniques to be followed by educational institutions. Co-ordination with national and international organisations in academic programmes. Organisation of orientation programmes for the professional growth of teachers, teacher – education, supervisor’s etc. Publication of journals, periodicals, books etc. , Resource support to implement the academic policies laid down by the Government.

Constituent Units SCERT has some constituent units spread over the entire state. They are :-

Institutes or Advances Study in Education (IASEs) Colleges of Teacher Education (CTEs) District institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) Teacher Training institutes (TTIs) Extention Service Departments Science Teacher’s Centres. Collaborative Efforts SCERT works in collaboration with following national and International Institutions:

NCERT, New Delhi along with its constituent unit Regional Institute of Edecation (RIE), Mysore NIEPA, New Delhi Regional Institute of English South India, Bangalore UNICEF, ODA (U. K.) UNFPA

(Comment.gif: Why don't you create an identity in your name instead of that of the organisation? Welcome!!savi 15:54, 27 January 2009 (UTC))