To provide academic and resource support at the grass roots level for the success of the various strategies and programmes being undertaken in theareas of elementary and adult education, with special reference to the following objectives.
Universalition of primary/elementary education.
To make primary education all extensive at the District level. To undertake action research to improve the quality of primary education. To provide training to primary school Head Masters, teachers, conductors of adult education centers, observers and, main volunteers of Anganwadis and Balwadis.
2. Functions of DIET
Training and orientation for Elementary school teachers (both pre-service and in- service). Head Masters, Heads of School Complexes. Instructors andsupervisors of Non formal and Adult Education.
Academic and resource support to the elementary and adult education systems in the district. Action research and experiment to deal with specific problems of the district in achieving the objectives in the areas of elementary and adult education. To provide training and guidance for implementation of programmes like activity based and joyful learning and creating willingness to go to school. To undertake research and experiment, keep in mind the problems of the educational arena and to solve them. To familiarize Headmasters, teachers, B.R.C.s,C.R.C.s co-coordinators and supervisors with new approach. To organize seminars and workshops to enhance the abilities For teaching subjects like Mathematics, Science, work Experience, Art teaching and Yoga teaching at the primary school level. To provide guidance for diagnosis and remedies for abilities established by the students through capacity aimed evaluation and also lack of abilities thereof. To provide guidance and evaluation techniques to ensure success for activity based education. To visit alternative schools for migrant children and to give guidance. To undertake programmes for non-ritualistic education. To make lecturers visit at C.R.C level & to provide guidance.
3. Branches of DIET
P. & M.
Pre-Service Teacher Education (PSTE)
To serve as the nodal branch for the following: Organizing pre-service course for elementary school teachers and to provide academic inputs into such course is the subjects represented in the Branch. Propagation of learner centered education and education for personality development through training, extension, preparation of suitable teaching aids, action researches etc. All general matters concerning teaching methodology and specific matters concerning teaching methodology of the school NFE subjects represented in the Branch. Provision of Psychological Counseling and guidance services to schools and NFE/AE centers of the district. To provide inputs into programmes/activities of all other branches of the Institute, to the extent of subjects/areas represented/handled in the Branch. Maintenance of science Lab, Psychology equipment, Resource Room for Education of Disabled children, Rooms for Art education, and equipments and facilities for sports and Physical Education.
Work Experience (WE)
To identify locally relevant WE areas and incorporation with concerned nodal branches, to develop sample curricular units, teaching learning material, low cost teaching aids and evaluation tools/techniques in such areas. To help educational authorities and elementary schools/NFE/AE centers in planned introduction of Work Experience activities in such schools/centres. As backup to (2) above, to conduct appropriate in-service programmes for teachers in the areas of WE. To organize community service activities study and visits to work centers as part of training programmes, and to promote such activities on extra curricular basis. To maintain Workshop/Farm/Garden as a part of WE activities.
District Resource Unit (DRU)
To assist educational authorities in planning and coordination of training programmes for AE/NFE personal throughout the district and to provide necessary support to such programmes organized outside the DIET. To evaluate and monitor the quality and efficiency of training programmes for NFE/AE personnel held in and outside the DIET and to strive for their continuous improvement. To undertake field interaction work vis-à-vis the AE?NFE projects and centres in the district and to act as the referral unit or academic problems thrown up by the field in the areas of AE/NFE. To undertake action research in all areas relevant for making NFE/AE more effective-in collaboration with other branches, to the extent necessary.
To assist educational authorities in planning and coordination of in-service education programmes for elementary teachers throughout the district, and to plan and coordinate such programmes held in the DIET, the Branch would…. Identify training needs of elementary teachers in the district, and prepare a perspective plan for meeting such needs. To Prepare an annual calendar of all programmes to be held outside the DIET. Help concerned authorities in preparing an annual calendar of in-service programmes to be held outside the DIET. To maintain data base of all persons, except NFE/AE personnel, who undergo training at the institute and to organize follow-up activities pursuant to such training, through correspondence, visits, transmission of printed materials. To serve as a reference and resource centres for teachers who wish to continue their education.
Curriculum, Material Development and Evaluation (CMDE)
To adopt existing items & develop new items for elementary education and elementary teacher education programmes. Teaching learning for general as well as locally developed curricular units- especially primers for classes I and II in tribal languages in districts having substantial tribal population. Techniques and guild lines for continuous and summative learner-evaluation. Tests, question/item banks, rating scales, observation schedules, guidelines for diagnostic testing/remedial programmes talent identification procedures etc. To help DRU in development work as above for Adult and non-formal Education. To undertake testing on sample basis to assess achievement levels among learners, especially with reference to Min levels prescribed for the primary and upper stage and for adult learners under NLM.. To conduct workshops for the adaptation/development work mentioned in (1) above, as also in-service programmes relating to CMDE.
Educational Technology (ET)
To develop in collaboration with concerned staff of the DIET and other resource persons, simple, effective and low-cost teaching aids for various subjects/areas relevant to elementary education and elementary teacher education –charts, diagrams, models, photographs, slides, audio tapes, play scripts, songs etc. To help the DRU in developing low cost teaching aids as above, for adult and non-formal Education. To maintain All A.V. equipments of the Institute,Computer Lab, low cost teaching aids developed in house as well as elsewhere and,a library of educational video/audio cassettes and, if the Institute has a film projector for films. To lend slides, cassettes and films to institutions having playing/projection facilities, and to borrow them from others Resource Centres. To lease with nearby Radio station for arranging educational broadcasts suitable for elementary school children, AE/NFE learners, teachers/instructors of the district.
Planning & Management (P & M)
To maintain an appropriate database for the district this may be required for various planning exercises aimed at the UPE/UEE/NLM goals and for monitoring progress towards these goals. To provide technical assistance to educational authorities in (i) school mapping (ii) Micro planning for UPE/AUEE in an area specific and target group specific manner, (iii) formation and activation of school complexes, schools etc, and (v)Institutional evaluation. To serve as the nodal branch in relation to all programmes of community involvement in basic education, and in particular, to conduct orientation programmes for members of DBE, VECs, community leaders, youth and other voluntary educational workers. To act as the nodal branch for preparing quin-quennial and annual institutional plans and annual self evaluation reports for the DIET, and for liaising with DBE. To act as the nodal branch for preparing quin-quennial and annual institutional plans and annual self evaluation reports for the DIET, and for liaising with DBE.