ERIC Number: ED506244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Problems of Female School Teachers in Kerala
Nath, Baiju K.
The problems of employed women will vary with the nature of job, sector in which she is working, and family setup. Fairly large proportion of teaching community is comprised of female teachers, which is one of the major service sectors chosen by women in the state. The study aimed to study the Personal, Familial and Professional problems faced by the female school teachers in Kerala. Methodology of the study followed the procedure of descriptive research, in which existing status of female teachers in Kerala was thoroughly analysed. The problems of female school teachers were identified using the tools such as a questionnaire, and an interview schedule. Health related problems are more prevalent. Majority of the respondents skipped breakfast daily, and do not get time for simple exercises, relaxation, and unable to engage in any recreation activities. Very high pupil - teacher ratio, unnecessary emphasis on clerical works related to documentation of evaluation, Evaluation of fairly large number of students, loss of working days, the tension caused by the existing system of education, lack of enough reference materials, are important professional problems. Extensive support from members of family is essential to reduce the pressure of double work of school and home at a time. Teachers should be properly trained in time management also. The educationists, planners and administrators, must develop urgent plan to eliminate those problems facing by teachers, which is essential for quality enhancement of school education.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India