Make Syllabus Job-oriented, Say Teachers

Published: 05th September 2015 03:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2015 03:35 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Teachers from various institutions in the state have recommended restructuring of curriculum for students to improve their employability.

According to the Pearson Voice of Teacher Survey, 2015, 75 per cent of the respondents called for an increased industry-academia collaboration, particularly for course restructuring. Teachers feel that 57 per cent of Indian students were “educated but not adequately prepared for employment”.

Respondents of Survey

A total of 5,387 teachers from schools and higher education institutes, across 527 cities and towns in India were part of the survey. Teachers from 34 cities and towns in Karnataka such as Bengaluru, Mysuru and Mangaluru were also respondents of the survey.

Among the recommendations of the survey include merit-based industry internships and higher credit for practical assignments.

About 39 per cent of the teachers also felt that the Indian Education Assessment Framework was inadequate and lacked specific action points to enable comprehensive development of students.

Upgrading Technology

The survey has also highlighted the problems associated with upgrading technology at educational institutions. While 66 per cent of the teachers recommended installation of smart boards and 65 per cent recommended computer and internet connectivity.

They also acknowledged the lack of infrastructure and high cost of technology installation.

However, the survey also showed that 60 per cent of the teachers believed that India’s education system is providing comprehensive and holistic education to students. But, respondents from higher-education level were less convinced with the existing system’s ability to provide holistic education.

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