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For the pride of teachers, especially the primary and middle school teachers.

For the pride of teachers, especially the primary and middle school teachers.

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    • Enhancing Image & Benefits of Teachers Group II Devbrat Negi – 04 Dinesh Sharma – 05 Kuldeep Singh – 08 Kumar Rajesh - 09
    • Why this topic ? Teachers are a lot who are not given their due status by the society Lack of pride in teaching Their jobs are less remunerative as compared to their responsibilities They are not recognized as professionals
    • Reasons for choosing teaching as a career Different reasons for men & women : MEN : Some choose this career when they could not pursue their preferred choice As a stop gap while preparing for better jobs They could not get any other job Getting job is comparatively easier since it is presumed that anybody can do it
    • Reasons contd… WOMEN : Women picked this profession because of less work, so as to manage house and work together Being a second earner of the family, money is not the only consideration They prefer less demanding and limited engagement hours job Prefer jobs in their vicinity Safety and security are important considerations
    • Key statistics A teaching job does not compensate for the need of decent living and hence male teachers rely on tuition money to support their family’. The teaching profession is popular among women in India as it’s a secured job, and also time bound and above all a noble and respectable profession. •
    • Different types of schools in India Private Schools : Unaided schools Aided Schools Government schools
    • Status of teachers in India National Policy on Education (NPE) devotes a section in its report. It states :  The status of teachers reflects the socio cultural ethos of the society  The Government and the community should Endeavour to create conditions that will motivate and inspire teachers.
    • The programme of actions stressed these important issues :  Pay and service conditions of teachers have to be commensurate with their social and educational responsibilities  Teachers’ association must play an active role in enhancing the dignity of the teachers
    • Teacher’s profile and associated characteristics  Teachers constitute a single largest group of educated and professionally qualified workers in India  They account for 11.2 % of total work force of government employees
    • Common Ground  The work of teachers start with building the thinking of the children at the beginning itself  They build the foundation on which the child and nation’s future is built Role of teachers is very important and their skills should be developed Encouraging atmosphere may be created in which a willing candidate joins this profession Other work like – collection of data, doing survey for govt. etc should not be assigned to them – this may cause loss of focus
    • Common Ground contd… The professional status of teachers gradually eroded not only for the community of stakeholders but also in eyes of teachers. The Govt. school continue to provide poor quality of education and media & social leaders continue to blame the teachers. The very survival of teaching as a profession is in question as the social status of teachers continues to erode. India faces a crisis of confidence with respect to teachers and teacher motivation is indeed a national issue.
    • Common Ground Contd.. Eye Opener from OECD countries : The amount countries invest in teachers relative to their available resources provides an approximate indication of the value countries place on education. In OECD Countries the growth rate in teachers’ salaries was lower than the growth rate in GDP per capita in most countries between 2000 and 2008. However, from 2008 to 2009, most countries experienced an increase in teachers’ salaries relative to GDP per capita. This is likely to be a result of the sharp slowdown in GDP growth in the aftermath of the financial crisis.
    • Political interference  In hiring In promotions In selection process
    • Stakeholders 1. School Teachers 2. Potential aspirants for teachers 3. Children and their parents 4. Policy Makers 5. Independent researchers 6. Government 7. Other epistemic communities 8. Society at large
    • Evidence & Ammunition  Primary teachers are not given due importance by the society as well as the government. It causes demotivation among teachers  Teachers feel they have under achieved Their job is monotonous Work load is tremendous – so many non teaching tasks Social distance between teachers and students is very wide in govt. schools, which cater to poor children
    • Evidence & Ammunition contd..  Working conditions are not commensurate with the profession  According the data : - 62 % schools function in one or two rooms - 17 % do not have black boards - 29 % rural schools do not have toilets  Most teachers feel that they do not have adequate opportunities for up-scaling the skills
    • Communication Plan 1. Partnership development 2. Campaigning 3. Publishing 4. Using the media
    • Partnership development 1. Partnership arrangement with NGOs for spreading awareness 2. Engaging activists 3. With Policy makers 4. With local authorities 5. With parents 6. With Teachers’ Association 7. With politicians & opinion leaders 8. Eminent Educationists
    • Campaigning Slogan : A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart or Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more Message : Indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well or A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops
    • Publishing
    • (A former teacher and NGO worker in Rajasthan) Jara sochiye! Quite apart from this salary, the primary teacher is called a Grade III teacher The person who builds the foundation is called ‘grade three’.
    • Squaring your conscience • Did you ever see yourself as teacher ? • When you passed out from college, did you apply for a teacher job ?
    • Using the media
    • Bechara ? I got both the jobs but the call letter for PTI came late. “I wanted to become a Physical Training Instructor. Since jobs are difficult to get, I applied for the post of grade III teacher also. There was family pressure . So I decided to become a teacher” (A teacher)
    • Voices of teachers ! “I do what is expected of me. I do have the desire to do new things, but time and opportunity do not come my way.” “I will be happier if I get an opportunity to teach classes 6, 7 and 8. Our school is a primary school - that is my problem.” “I am not satisfied - because my home and parents live 35 km away and I am not able to look after them.”
    • Conclusion i. Adhocism such as appointing para teachers is demeaning the status of teachers ii. It gives an impression that anybody, who has minimum education qualification, can teach and as such this work does not require specific skills and talent iii. It reflects the low value given to the teachers iv. Teacher’s role is very important in life of a child
    • Conclusion contd… v. Salary of Primary school teachers is equivalent to : Upper Division Clerks, staff nurses in hospitals etc. Given the amount of importance they have in the life of the child, their status must be enhanced. vi. Like other organized services, there should be state level competitive examination for recruitment of teachers at regular interval for attracting better talents in this field
    • Conclusion vii. The nation requires good quality teachers, and good quality can be achieved by enhancing the pay scales and benefits to the teachers viii. Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers is the immediate challenge ix. Lack of cohesive working environment x. Support staff not adequately trained