State of the Education Report for India-2021
On the occasion of World Teacher’s Day, “United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)” released its “State of the Education Report (SOER)-2021 for India: No Teachers, No Class”, on October 5, 2021.
- This report is the annual flagship publication of UNESCO New Delhi. Report is prepared on the basis of extensive research.
- This is the third edition of the State of Education Report.
- This year, report focuses on the theme of “teachers, teaching and teacher education”, highlighting that work of teaching is complex.
- The report attempts to provide understanding on the key aspects of the teaching profession and also provides a profile of 9.6 million teaching workforce.
- Report also highlights the challenges of intricate teaching routine as well as their professional development.
- Findings in the report were prepared on the basis of analysis of Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) and Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) data.
Findings of the report
- As per report, there are around 1.2 lakh single-teacher schools in India. It accounts for 7.15 percent of 11.51 lakh schools. Out of this, 89 per cent are in rural areas.
- 51 percent of total schools are employing 95 lakh teachers.
- Report notes that, India requires 11.16 lakh additional teachers to meet the current shortfall.
- States with high percentage of single-teacher schools are- Arunachal Pradesh (18.22%), Goa (16.08%), Telangana (15.71%), Andhra Pradesh (14.4%), Jharkhand (13.81%), Uttarakhand (13.64%), Madhya Pradesh (13.08 %) and Rajasthan (10.08 %).
- To improve the terms of employment of teachers across public and private schools
- To increase the number of teachers and improve their working conditions across the North Eastern states, rural areas as well as aspirational districts.
- To recognize teachers as frontline workers etc.
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