Education and Teacher Professionalism
In India, teacher professionalism is increasingly discussed in academics and in government as a sort of panacea to current education problems. While the debate on teaching as a profession is old, the idea of teacher professionalism has its origin in the West in the 1990s. Though the literature emerging from the West is not irrelevant in itself, there is a need to contextualize it in view of the history, culture, and society of India. This book discusses the idea of teacher professionalism in India, in light of associated concepts of profession and professionalization. Besides defining teacher professionalism in order to figure out its emerging contours, the book offers a definition of education after going through its philosophical and sociological perspectives. The book also reconstructs the development of schooling in India's post-independent state of Orissa.
Publication Date: 10/1/2011
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