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ERIC Number: ED506207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 87
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Competency Mapping of Teachers in Tertiary Education
Sugumar, V. Raji
Online Submission
Competency of teachers assumes a lot of importance in the era of knowledge society who are expected to produce students of high calibre. In India however competency development and mapping still remains an unexplored process. Not much study has been done on competency mapping in higher education sector, thus the present study is ventured upon. The study was carried out in a Govt. College for Women, an Accredited Autonomous College affiliated to Pondicherry University, which is the first and the biggest college for women in Puducherry. A self administered questionnaire was developed to assess the personal competency (EQ) and academic competencies. The sample size was 110. Results were statistically analysed wherever needed. Mean, percentages and illustrations were sparingly used. The EQ level was good ranging between 23 and 63 which is indicative of 2nd and 1st level EQ with good interpersonal relationship. The competency level was higher than the required level of 3. The competency gap was negligible indicating a higher performance level. The factor analysis pooled three factors with highest priority to teacher-taught issues like traditional notion of teaching followed by gaining computer literacy and updating subject knowledge, and finally the priority to publication, participation in academic events. The constraints were too many. To reap the fullest potential from a teacher good motivation, conducive work atmosphere, and recognition of potentials was felt necessary by most of the teachers. A bibliography is included. (Contains 20 figures and 22 tables.)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India