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May 31, 2012 at 7:07 am #67536
The Right of Children to free and compulsory education Act – 2009 published by Govt. of India. In page No. 13:- Col. 4” Minimum number of working hours per week for the teacher – Forty-five teaching including preparation hours.
But in a Bengal version published by S.S.M & unicef has been written Forty eight (48) hours including preparation hours.
That is why some of our teachers are misguided for this dissimilarities. Please consider it sympathetically. Documents are given below. With regards.October 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm #74759
What in the actual meaning of the word “preparation”? I like to know about the duty hour in school. Does it mean that we have to perform our duties from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the days from monday to friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m for saturday?October 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm #74806
Nothing is clear, we have to wait…October 16, 2012 at 4:39 pm #74816
The confusion is due to the printing of 48 hours as the teaching tenure in a week in UNICEF pamphlet which is aimed at creating awareness of the Act at the grassroot level of the society, especially through NGOs, as said by Vinoba Gautam, the Education Specialist, UNICEF. The UNICEF will also organise workshops to educate government officials who will be implementing the Act.
But, the weekly teaching schedule should always be considered as 45 hours (and not 48 hours) which has been printed in the Gazette Notification of RTE Act,2009 (35 of 2009). This is authentic for the time being. No confusion!
To dispel doubt, pls read the news item published on page 8 in the Anadabazar Patrika today (16th Oct.,2012).
As far as know, the phrase “Preparation hours” refers to the time required for lesson preparation which is to be done by the teachers before taking up scheduled classes and, be duly approved by the HMs.October 17, 2012 at 2:56 am #74822
Saij is correct in his guessing.
Whether such lengthening of teaching hours in schools is really necessary to improve quality of education in the country!October 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm #74832
I cannot understand the duty hour of an A.T. There are some falacies.
(i) It is said in the RTE act that the minimum no. of working days in an academic year is 200 and instructional hours is 800 i.e. 800/200=4 hours per day for the classes form I to V; and the minimum no. of working days in an academic year is 220 and instructional hours is 1000 i.e. 1000/220=4.55 hours per day for the classes form VI to VIII. Then what the teachers will do in the school from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
(ii) If we consider the case of class V in the high schools then what does it want to mean. For class five there will be 200 working days and for other classes it will be 220 working days . Is it possible?
(iii) What will be the working days for the classes from IX to XII?
Please try answer my question.October 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm #74835
In our practical experience, we have observed that the students come to school at and from 10.45 am. The blessing of MDM Programme, after taking mid day meal, 60% of the students do not show their interest in studies. There is no boundary wall surrounding most of the school in rural areas. The guardians are interested to send their sons to Bombay, Delhi, Kolkata for earning at the age of 12/13. If a son earns Rs. 1000/- per month and hand over his earned money to his parents, they thinks that their son became like a Hero. And after 12/13 years, a girl students regards to her parents as a heavy load. They would busy to give marriage their daughter with someone else. No request, no terror made by us, they did not care. That is fact.
All the conscious guardian bow down their heads to a door of a private school from the very beginning (2+yrs).I think, there was no MDM,book grants,hostel grants,dress grants, pre-metric ,post-metric scholarship etc. before the pioneer such as Iswarchandra, Sarat Chandra, Kaji Najrul, Sukanta Bhattacharya, Bibhutibhusan, and the other scholars of the world. Their were no Act, Rules, circular etc. to support/in favour of the students. We feared our teacher and did our lesson. As a result, we have learned a little.
But now ?
Teacher : তোমার বাবা কি করেন?
Student : সি পি এম
Teacher :বরফ জলে ভাসে কেন ?
Student : কায়দা আছে । ……ইত্যাদি (এগুলো গল্প হলেও সত্যি)
We know the famous story of “TOTA KAHINI” by TAGORE. We know the last result/conclusion and end of the story.
So I think, the time factor 45/48 hrs. of classes does not improve, not possible to the students. It is possible, if the infrastructures of all the schools changed to residential for teacher and students. Then the aims of UNICEF,SSM will success. Other wise not.
Thanks a lot.October 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm #74837
Remaining hours are “Preparation hours” which refers to the time required for lesson preparation. It is intended that lesson preparation is to be done by the teachers before taking up scheduled classes and, be duly approved by the HMs. After the schedule classes are over the teachers are required to invest time for assessment of the classworks done by the students as well as assessment of their own performances in the classes. HM is supposed to monitor the entire exercise!October 18, 2012 at 4:34 am #74840
Immediate implementation of this time schedule seems to be difficult as the experts are not convinced to take follow up actions. Refer to the news item in the Anandabazar Patrika issued on 16.10.2012. In some cities, KV teachers have also expressed resentment on the rationale of such policy included in RTE. Some KV teachers again have shown their satisfaction over this policy. Mixed reactions seen!October 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm #74846
Mihirbabu I am yet to get the answers of other two questions.October 19, 2012 at 3:39 am #74855
Mihirbabu, pls tell us about your personal assessment on the utility of additional hours in schools!November 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm #75357
We have already done duties over 45 hrs in a week. If we consider the works: Evaluation of answer script of School, M.P and H.S, many official work like MDM, DISC etc etc., preparation of tabulation, mark sheet many more like that.November 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm #75423
Yes, but most of us do some of the above mentioned duties in there home. Then how the time will be calculated? And who will calculate the time? Is it the guardians or the common people or the H.M.? I have heard that the 45 hrs duty will be started from the next session. Is it true?November 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm #75467
Salary is paid for performing duties in offices/workplaces and not in homes! H.M. is to monitor the whole exercise. Perhaps no G.O./ Circular has been issued to make the situation clear.November 20, 2012 at 4:06 am #75430
I can’t help making this query to all the respected teachers that whether checking the answer sheets of different exams. including M.P. & H.S. in home is permissible under school education rules of our State? I am asking because I have seen my wife to be always engaged in this type of activity in home without taking care of the education of our kid and other family matters!November 20, 2012 at 10:46 am #75446
What will be your openion regarding this matter if you read the article published in page 4 of todays (20-11-2012) Anandabazar Patrika with heading “Ondhokarer upore prodiper shikha” by Anirban Chattopadhyay.
Your comments in this topic enlighten with the newspaper article is highly expected.November 21, 2012 at 3:36 am #75485
Sorry 10moy da. I missed the article. Can you provide the same please?November 21, 2012 at 3:51 am #75486
I am providing the link of the epaper for you all my friends:-November 21, 2012 at 4:29 am #75488
“প্রদীপের নীচে হয়তো বিস্তর অন্ধকার। কিন্তু তাতে প্রদীপের শিখাটুকু মিথ্যে হয়ে যায় না। আপাতত ওইটুকুই ভরসা। ওইটুকুই বিশ্বাস। আর, বিশ্বাস না করেই বা গতি কী? ঈশ্বর জবাব দিয়েছেন, মানুষ ছাড়া তো বিশ্বাসের আর কোনও সম্বল নেই।”(Anandabazar)
সবার উপরে মানুষ সত্য তাহার উপর নাই
Thank you Mr 10moy for this realisation! Self-confidence, Self-esteem!
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