The Directorate of Teacher Education Research and Training (DTERT) was formed in the year 1990. Initially it was the State Institute of Education I n1965 and then later upgraded to State Council of Education Research and Training in the year 1970. This State Council of Education Research and Training was renamed as the Directorate of Teacher Education Research and Training in the year 1990. The purpose of this Directorate was to identify the problems in the education system and to provide a solution to them.
All the teacher training institutions including the Government aided colleges are under the control of the Directorate of Teacher Education, Research and Training.
Some of the Activities of DTERT
The Diploma in Teacher Education course was revised by the Directorate of Teacher Education Research and Training by revising the syllabus for the same. The school dropouts and the early childhood education were considered for action by the Directorate for the first time. School teachers were given literacy programmes in Computers.
The Directorate ensured that minimum level of competency and learning are acquired throughout the state. This was a new concept that was taken by the Directorate of Teacher Education Research and Training. At the district level the number of D.I.E.Ts increased dramatically with good performance.
Active Learning Methodology
The Active Learning Methodology is implemented at the district levels so that it is effective on the education system. This Active Learning Methodology training is given to the District Level faculty so that it is taken across down the levels. Training for this is organized in all the districts for two or three days and the faculty members are requested to attend the same.
The Directorate of Teacher Education Research and Training is located in the DPI Campus in College Road, Chennai.