About Shikshak Mitra
Shikashak Mitra is an initiative by QUEST for ongoing professional development of the teachers. The teacher is probably the single factor that governs the quality of classroom interaction. It is absolutely necessary that the insights from the recent research in education reach the teacher community and they alter their practice accordingly. Hence in-service teacher education has emerged as a critical area of work. The learning-community of teachers could be built by creating innovative solutions to address the need of in-service teachers education, by making available the pertinent resource material in regional languages and by setting up a helpdesk for the teachers. But in reality a large number of teachers working in remote areas have to work in isolation without much opportunity for upgrading their knowledge & skills. Through Shikshak Mitra, QUEST is trying to address this need.