Getting the right teachers into the right schools: managing India's teacher workforce


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India's landmark Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (2009) guarantees education to all children aged 6-14 years. The Act mandates specific student-teacher ratios and emphasizes teacher quality. Writing this into legislation took seven years, but the seven years since has proven that ensuring effective teachers are recruited and placed in all schools in a time-bound manner is considerably more challenging. This report takes a detailed look at the complexity of the teacher management landscape in elementary and secondary schools in nine Indian states. On a daily basis,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Workforce development; Management; Policy

Keywords: Teachers; Compulsory education; Labour force; Regulation; Recruitment; Teacher training; Professional development; Work environment; Human resources; Policy implications; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: India; Asia

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: World Bank, 2018

Physical description: xlii, 247 p.

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ISBN: 9781464809873 (print); 9781464809880 (online)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 131.339

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