ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Are Teachers Responsible?

Deteriorating Quality of Education in Schools

The role of government school teachers in India is being questioned because of the deteriorating learning levels of children. There is constant criticism of teachers’ performance on the grounds that despite paying high salaries to teachers, children are not performing well in examinations because the majority of teachers are not competent enough. An analysis of six Indian states offers the opportunity to address this debate from the lens of public provisioning for teachers in the school education system. The performance of teachers needs to be judged on the basis of factors like their training, working conditions, and, above all, resource allocation by the government. 


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Updated On : 17th Jun, 2019


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