How much and what kind of teaching is there in elementary education in India? Evidence from three States

Sankar, Deepa ; Linden, Toby

In: Discussion Paper Series , Bd. 67 (2014). International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, Washington, D.C. 2014

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Abstract

This study focuses on the link between teachers' 'time-on-task' (TOT) and the nature of tasks in classrooms. This study, carried out with concurrence from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), is built upon the independent study commissioned by MHRD to explore teacher attendance rates in schools. This study ventures beyond the quantitative dimensions of teacher attendance (physical presence) to look at the 'time-on-task' (TOT) and nature of tasks, that is, the quantity and quality of teacher presence and interaction. Most specifically, it will provide insight into the work environment of teachers who are the key to service delivery and suggest implications for both policy and program interventions to empower teachers and introduce more accountability into the system. This study was carried out in 2006/2007 in the three states Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Document type: Book
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 8 May 2015
Number of Pages: 123
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Education
Controlled Subjects: Indien, Grundschule, Lehrer
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien, Grundschule, Lehrer / India, Elementary School, Teacher
Subject (classification): Education and Research
Countries/Regions: India
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