Teachers from various parts of the country have voiced their opinions on the current state of India’s learning environment through the ‘Pearson Voice of Teacher Survey 2015’.
Most academicians feel that the restructuring of the curriculum is the need of the hour. The survey, fielded in July-August 2015, represents the views of 5,387 teachers from schools and higher education institutes across 527 cities and towns in India.
As many as 75 per cent of the teachers feel that the curriculum should be restructured in a way that includes industry exposure.
Around 57 per cent of the teachers believe that students are not adequately prepared for employment.
“Indian government has shown the intent to build greater industry-academia partnership by proposing a consultative theme in the National Education Policy framework. We are glad that the teachers have not only collectively validated this idea of industry-academia collaboration but offered a specific solution of curriculum restructuring,” Deepak Mehrotra, managing director of Pearson India, said.
Moreover, high costs and lack of infrastructure and maintenance pose the biggest hurdles to technology adoption in educational institutions.
As many as 52 per cent of the respondents believed that India’s education assessment framework lacks specific action points for teachers and parents to enable holistic education.
“Assessments play an important role in giving teachers and parents the right benchmark for personalised learning and better learning outcome. In the new education policy, teachers expect a more robust assessment framework.” added Mehrotra.
Source :- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-3220257/India-s-teachers-think-pupils-need-industry-experience-survey-finds.html
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