Rc.305 Subject wise Teachers and Work distribution in Primary Schools of AP and Telangana

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Subject wise work distribution in Primary Schools
Proceeding No: 305/ D1/C and T/SCERT/2013; Dated:01.07.2013
Subject: Subject wise work distribution in Primary Schools
Proceeding issued by:  The Commissioner and Director of School Education

Proceeding No: 305 has been issued by the Commissioner and Director of School Education, A.P., Hyderabad.  Proceeding No.305 for instruction to Curriculum Implementation in Primary Schools and primary section of upper primary schools. Proceeding details as below

All the Regional Joint Director of School Education (RJD SEs) and District Educational Officers in the Andhra Pradesh State are here by informed that at present the system of class wise responsibility to the teachers ( Teacher teaching all the subjects for the class allotted ) is being implemented in the primary schools and primary sections of upper primary schools in the state.

During training programmes and School Complex Meetings teachers suggested to do away with the existing system of teacher distribution that is class wise responsibility and introduce subject wise distribution of teachers at primary level.  Following are some of the problems/ issues experienced by teachers while implementing the system of class wise responsibility.

Some of the problems/ issues experienced by teachers:
1. Students are exposed to a single teacher throughout the day
2. If the teacher is absent due to CL / other kinds of leaves there will be no classes for that particular class.
3. Teachers naturally are interested to teach particular subjects based on their expertise, qualifications and may not be equally competent to teach all the subjects effectively.
4. Change of teachers from period to period brings in new ways of dealing with the classes / children depending upon the teacher.
5. Continuity in terms of children progress subject wise need to be focused during the primary stage.
6. Teacher absenteeism / teachers on leave / teachers on duty affects a class completely as there will be no teacher to teach any subject.

In view of the above, the existing system of teacher distribution class wise was reviewed keeping in view of suggestions from teachers and it is proposed to provide subject responsibilities to the teacher instead of entire class responsibility. Following is the rationale for the subject wise distribution of teachers at Primary Level.

Subject wise distribution of teachers at Primary Level:
1. Teacher selects the based on his / her interest and expertise.
2. Capacity building of teacher with a focus on one or two subjects, so that he can teach the same subjects effectively for all class.
3. Training can be focused on one or two subjects for more number of days for their capacity building instead of focusing on all subjects in the limited period.
4. Teachers can plan and take up remedial teaching to improve the basic competencies in their subjects

Therefore, it is proposed for adapting subject specific responsibilities to the teachers and the nature of distribution of subjects in a multi grades situation is suggested here under

Work distribution Table
Sl.NoNo. of TeachersSubject Distribution
1Single Teacher SchoolsAll subjects all classes
2Two Teacher SchoolsT1 – 2 subjects – Telugu and English for classes I to V
T2 – 2 subjects – Maths and EVS for classes I to V
3Three Teacher SchoolsT1 – 1 & 2 classes
T2 – 2 subjects – Telugu and English for classes III to V
T3 – 2 subjects – Maths and EVS for classes III to V
Or
T1 – Language Telugu for I to V
T2 – Maths for classes I to V
T3 – English and EVS for classes I to V
4Four Teacher SchoolsT1 – 1 and 2 classes
T2 – Language Telugu for 3,4,5 classes
T2 – Maths for 3,4,5 classes
T3 – English and EVS for all classes
Or
Each teacher should take one subject for all classes i.e class I to V
5Five Teachers schoolsT1 – class I
T2 – class II
T3 – Language Telugu for 3,4,5 classes
T4 – Maths for 3,4,5 classes
T5 – English and EVS for 3,4,5 classes
Or
T1 – class I and II
T2 – Language Telugu for 3,4,5 classes
T3 – Maths for 3,4,5 classes
T4 – English for all 3,4,5 classes
T5 –EVS for all 3,4,5 classes

Therefore, all the DEOs in the state are here by informed to issue the instructions as above to all the Head Masters of primary schools and upper primary schools in the districts to implement the subject specific teacher responsibility in all primary schools and primary schools of upper primary schools in the districts while preparing the timetables. The RJD SEs in the state are also requested to monitor this change for effective implementation of curriculum and textbooks. The training to the in-service teachers shall be found on the subject chosen by the teacher.

Proc.No.305-Subject wise work distribution in Primary Schools
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