District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs), founded during the late 1980s and early 1990s, are expected to play a key role within India's current drives to achieve Universal Elementary Education of quality. This research project focused on six DIETs, two each in the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. In each state, one DIET was in a District where an external intervention was running (Lok Jumbish in Rajasthan and the District Primary Education Programme in the other two states).
The report contains ten chapters. The first six reflect the 'situation analysis' strand although some of the data were generated through the professional development activities; chapters 7-9 report on professional development with DIET staff, teachers, and in collaboration with the Government of Gujarat. The final chapter summarises key findings and presents 'learning for policy' that may be useful in guiding further development in teacher education.
Dyer, C.; Archana Choksi; Vinita Awasty; Iyer, U.; Moyade, R.; Neerja Nigam; Neetu Purohit; Swati Shah; Swati Sheth. District institutes of education and training:a comparative study in three Indian states. Researching the issues 55. (2004) 232 pp. ISBN 1 86192 606 5