Volume : V, Issue : VI, June - 2016

Can India Improve Access and Quality in K-12 Education?

Dr. Sharmista, Dr. Sarvamangala

Abstract :

 Reports around a recent survey of learning achievement of class tenth students by NCERT indicates that majority of the states and union territories are per¬forming below the overall average score in all sub¬jects, with private schools doing marginally better than the government and government-aided schools. There are several chronic administrative and in¬frastructure-related issues that riddle our school education systems, in some case despite the best of efforts and intentions of administrators and teachers to fix them. In private schools, the basic infrastruc¬ture and teacher attendance may not be a pressing challenge, however in government schools lack of infrastructure, accountability and teacher absen¬teeism is rampant.The student-teacher ratios are far from optimal in most places; teachers’ subject matter expertise often inadequate or outdated due to lack of re¬sources, timely training and heavy teaching loads. While there are thousands of passionate and committed teachers out there, there are many more who are not in this profession by choice. Teacher remuneration is low compared with the other highly sought-after professions making it unattractive for the ight minds of the society to take up teaching voluntarily.So how do we fix this?

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Dr.Sharmista, Dr.Sarvamangala Can India Improve Access and Quality in K-12 Education? Global Journal For Research Analysis, Vol.5, Issue : 6 JUNE 2016

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