Prof. Yusuf Sayed from the University of Sussex and Dr. Padma Sarangapani from TISS approached Dr. Jyotsna Jha to contribute one chapter on ‘Mapping the teaching profession’ in Handbook of Education Systems in South Asia (HESSA), to be published by Springer in 2019, as a part of their Major Reference Works Series. The Handbook covers 10 countries in South Asia. Manzoor Ahmed from Bangladesh also contributed to the chapter. The final chapter is a shorter version of this working paper. This working paper contains much more information than what was finally covered in the chapter and can be sourced independently of that.
The title of the working paper is ‘Teachers and Teaching Profession in South Asia’ and is written by Jyotsna Jha, Puja Minni and Manzoor Ahmed.
The abstract of the paper is –
This working paper provides a historical analysis of education systems in the South Asian countries and tries to contextualise the development of the education system, with a special focus on teaching profession, within this framework. It looks at present system of education and teacher management (pre-service training, recruitment, transfers, in-service professional development, grievance redressal procedures) in the South Asian countries of India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives and Myanmar. It also tries to understand the linkages between efficient systems of teacher management and teacher motivation, which ultimately leads to better teacher quality.