Write a Short Note on The Development of Teacher Education in The Vedic Period

In Vedic India, the teacher enjoyed a special status and position. He was held in high esteem by society and this was due not only to learning and scholarship but also to qualities of head, heart and hand. The guru or the teacher was an embodiment of good qualities, a fountain of knowledge and an abode of spirituality.

The selection and preparation of a teacher were done with much rigour. According to the Rigveda, a teacher must have passed through the recognized curriculum and have fulfilled all the duties of a Brahmachari before he was allowed to become a teacher. Teachers must seek knowledge for realization and be well receieved and well respected.