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Implications of para teaching in India: A review

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Over the past decade, developing countries like India have made the attainment of Universal Primary Education (UPE) a priority. The attempt to rapidly increase access to primary education has created a need to commensurately increase the number of teachers in the system. In order to meet the burgeoning demand for additional teachers amidst fiscal constraints, India has chosen to actively promote the hiring of para or contract teachers.
It is widely accepted that the competence and commitment of teachers is a key determinant of student learning. How well teachers teach, in turn, greatly depends on their level of motivation. This paper makes the argument that the way the policy environment shapes the appointments and salary structures of para teachers potentially impacts their motivation with long-term implications for education quality. The paper uses Maslow’s theory of human motivation (1943) and his ‘hierarchy of needs’ as the theoretical and conceptual framework within which to research the issue of motivation among para-teachers in India.
One way to stave off the damaging consequences of lack of motivation among para teachers is to provide support in the form of adequate teacher training. Well-designed teacher preparation programs can go a long way toward helping para teachers to negotiate the trials and tribulations of working in remote settings with inadequate classroom materials and poor infrastructure. Accordingly, a synthesis of the literature on teacher preparation in the United States is also presented in order to analyze how this body of knowledge can inform the para teacher debate in India.

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Chandra, Madhur. "Implications of para teaching in India: A review" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr 30, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p486278_index.html>

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Chandra, M. -. , 2011-04-30 "Implications of para teaching in India: A review" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p486278_index.html

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Abstract: Over the past decade, developing countries like India have made the attainment of Universal Primary Education (UPE) a priority. The attempt to rapidly increase access to primary education has created a need to commensurately increase the number of teachers in the system. In order to meet the burgeoning demand for additional teachers amidst fiscal constraints, India has chosen to actively promote the hiring of para or contract teachers.
It is widely accepted that the competence and commitment of teachers is a key determinant of student learning. How well teachers teach, in turn, greatly depends on their level of motivation. This paper makes the argument that the way the policy environment shapes the appointments and salary structures of para teachers potentially impacts their motivation with long-term implications for education quality. The paper uses Maslow’s theory of human motivation (1943) and his ‘hierarchy of needs’ as the theoretical and conceptual framework within which to research the issue of motivation among para-teachers in India.
One way to stave off the damaging consequences of lack of motivation among para teachers is to provide support in the form of adequate teacher training. Well-designed teacher preparation programs can go a long way toward helping para teachers to negotiate the trials and tribulations of working in remote settings with inadequate classroom materials and poor infrastructure. Accordingly, a synthesis of the literature on teacher preparation in the United States is also presented in order to analyze how this body of knowledge can inform the para teacher debate in India.


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