Pearson Voice of teachers Survey 2015: Indian Students not Employment Ready

Pearson Voice of teachers Survey 2015As per the Pearson Voice of Teacher Survey 2015, “Indian students Educated but not Employment ready so the Teachers Call for Transformation Through Industry Collaborated Curriculum.

On the occasion of Teacher’s Day conducted by Pearson India conducted the 3rd edition of the annual survey i.e. “Voice of Teacher Survey 2015”. The teaching community of India has jointly expressed their opinion on employability quotient of the Indian students. Thereafter they gave their critical recommendations that New Education Policy should be formulated to permit Education for Employment.

“We are glad that the teachers have not only collectively validated this idea of industry-academia collaboration but offered a specific solution of curriculum restructuring.” – said Mr. Deepak Mehrotra, Managing Director, Pearson India

  • Teachers (57%) believe that students are not adequately prepared for employment
  • Collective call by teachers (75%) for industry collaborated curriculum restructuring
  • Urge for industrial training of teachers (44%) to impact employability of Indian students
  • Majority (66%) support technology adoption across levels; school teachers, specifically, consider installation of smart boards (77%) and bundled multimedia content (51%) key initiatives
  • High costs (38%) and lack of infrastructure and maintenance (23%) seen as foremost challenges for technology adoption at educational institutions

As per the recent announcement made by the Union Minister of HRD Smriti Irani, soon New Education Policy will be launched in India. The framework of the New Education policy lays emphasis on Government’s deliberations on themes such as Employability, Industry collaborations and integration of ICT. As teachers and students have been asked to submit their views to be implemented in the New education Policy, the survey too was carried so that the teachers can give significant insights and possible solutions.

Teachers’ perspective at State level:

“Percentage of students that lack the skills adequate for employment”

  • Highest:  Haryana – 67%
  • Lowest:  Uttar Pradesh – 49%

“Current Assessment framework provides specific action items to teachers & parents”

  • Highest agreement from Karnataka (61%)
  • Lowest agreement from NCT of Delhi (32%)

“High cost is a challenge in technology adoption”

  • Highest agreement from Gujarat (46%)
  • Lowest agreement from NCT of Delhi (25%)

“Our education system is providing holistic education to students”

  • Teachers in Karnataka (69%) agree the most
  • Teachers in NCT of Delhi (45%) agree the least

Mr. Deepak Mehrotra, Managing Director, Pearson India, while addressing the gathering said, “Being the world’s largest learning organisation, Pearson has taken an initiative to engage with the teachers to bring-out the topical issues facing Indian education sector and suggest measures to transform the learning landscape in the country. We are glad that the platform is gaining relevance among the teaching community and this is evident from the growing participation of teachers every year.”

Further he was of the view that the Indian Government has shown interest in building greater industry-academia partnership by proposing a consultative theme in the National Education Policy framework.

As per the Pearson Voice of Teacher Survey 2015, “Indian students Educated But Not Employment Ready so the Teachers Call for Transformation Through Industry Collaborated Curriculum.

On the occasion of Teacher’s Day conducted by Pearson India conducted the 3rd edition of the annual survey i.e. “Voice of Teacher Survey 2015”. The teaching community of India has jointly expressed their opinion on employability quotient of the Indian students. Thereafter they gave their critical recommendations that New Education Policy should be formulated to permit Education for Employment.

“We are glad that the teachers have not only collectively validated this idea of industry-academia collaboration but offered a specific solution of curriculum restructuring.” – said Mr. Deepak Mehrotra, Managing Director, Pearson India

  • Teachers (57%) believe that students are not adequately prepared for employment
  • Collective call by teachers (75%) for industry collaborated curriculum restructuring
  • Urge for industrial training of teachers (44%) to impact employability of Indian students
  • Majority (66%) support technology adoption across levels; school teachers, specifically, consider installation of smart boards (77%) and bundled multimedia content (51%) key initiatives
  • High costs (38%) and lack of infrastructure and maintenance (23%) seen as foremost challenges for technology adoption at educational institutions

As per the recent announcement made by the Union Minister of HRD Smriti Irani, soon New Education Policy will be launched in India. The framework of the New Education policy lays emphasis on Government’s deliberations on themes such as Employability, Industry collaborations and integration of ICT. As teachers and students have been asked to submit their views to be implemented in the New education Policy, the survey too was carried so that the teachers can give significant insights and possible solutions.

Teachers’ perspective at State level:

“Percentage of students that lack the skills adequate for employment”

  • Highest:  Haryana – 67%
  • Lowest:  Uttar Pradesh – 49%

“Current Assessment framework provides specific action items to teachers & parents”

  • Highest agreement from Karnataka (61%)
  • Lowest agreement from NCT of Delhi (32%)

“High cost is a challenge in technology adoption”

  • Highest agreement from Gujarat (46%)
  • Lowest agreement from NCT of Delhi (25%)

“Our education system is providing holistic education to students”

  • Teachers in Karnataka (69%) agree the most
  • Teachers in NCT of Delhi (45%) agree the least

Mr. Deepak Mehrotra, Managing Director, Pearson India, while addressing the gathering said, “Being the world’s largest learning organisation, Pearson has taken an initiative to engage with the teachers to bring-out the topical issues facing Indian education sector and suggest measures to transform the learning landscape in the country. We are glad that the platform is gaining relevance among the teaching community and this is evident from the growing participation of teachers every year.”

Further he was of the view that the Indian Government has shown interest in building greater industry-academia partnership by proposing a consultative theme in the National Education Policy framework.

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