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ERIC Number: EJ1106828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0973-1849
Teaching and the Transformative Promise of Public Education: What Went Wrong? Have We Lost Our Way? A Perspective from Two Government School Teachers
Gupta, Snehlata; Ahmad, Firoz
Contemporary Education Dialogue, v13 n2 p266-272 Jul 2016
The discourse around public education in recent times presents an abysmal picture of failing public schools delivering low levels of learning. The key constituent held responsible for this failure is the permanent teacher of government schools who is supposedly taking undue advantage of "high salaries" paid according to the recommendations of the Pay Commission. Is it fair, or even practically useful, to hold teachers responsible for this apparent failure when they are only a part of a system? Could there be a bigger picture, a more complex explanation? The authors are teachers who have taught for many years in elementary and secondary schools in Delhi. They opted to come into the public system believing that they had something to contribute. In this essay, they share some of their experiences and reflections.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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