On the Occasion of the World Teachers’ Day (5th October), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched its 2021 State of the Education Report (SOER) for India: “No Teacher, No Class”. This publication is the annual flagship report of UNESCO New Delhi and it is based on extensive research. This third edition of the State of Education Report focused on the theme of teachers, teaching and teacher education. Access to the internet in schools is 19 per cent all over India.
Key Points of the reports:
- The Higher proportion of women teachers: Chandigarh, Delhi, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu
- The lower proportion of women teachers: Tripura, Assam, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Bihar.
- Increase the number of teachers and improve working conditions in North-Eastern states, rural areas and ‘aspirational districts.
- Increase the number of physical education, music, art, vocational education, early childhood and special education teachers.
- Provide teachers with meaningful Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training.
- Develop teaching governance through consultative processes, based on mutual accountability.