Teacher Collaboration In India
What do teachers in India think about collaboration? Especially about peer-collaboration, to support their professional development. According to an article in Education Week:
“In spite of research touting the benefits of collaboration, the survey found that more than half of teachers in grades 7 to 9 reported they rarely or never co-teach or observe their peers teaching. Moreover, nearly half never get feedback on how they can improve at their jobs from their principal or other school administrators.”
The article refers to the OECD’s 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey [TALIS] (India is a partner of the OECD, but not a member, so the report does not have data for India). How do Indian teachers view collaboration; what are the hurdles faced by teachers who seek collaboration?
If you are a teacher in India, we invite you to take a short poll to help us identify how you view collaboration within the community. The poll will be open for a week and we request you to share this with your peers and colleagues. eVeltio TEN is planning a series of articles on teacher collaboration starting next week; these articles will focus on simple strategies for teachers to collaborate and contribute to their professional development.
We invite you to contribute to these articles with your questions, suggestions and recommendation. Please feel free to contact us.
Thank you for your participation!