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1 Are the future teachers apt for teaching? Teachers Aptitude Testing

2 WHAT IS APTITUDE? Intelligence Personality Achievement Exam Intelligence Personality Achievement Exam

3 Warren's Dictionary of Psychology defines aptitude as a condition or set of characteristics regarded as symptomatic of an individuals ability to acquire to acquire training in some (usually specified) knowledge, skill, or set of responses such as the ability to speak a language, to produce music etc.

4 Choice of test

5 Choice of Test Occupational Aptitude Survey Vs. Teaching Aptitude test battery ->Mental Ability ->Attitude Towards Children ->Interest in profession ->Professional Information ->Adaptability

6 What are DIETs? District Institutes of Education and Training Teacher Training Institutes, set up under National Policy on Education 86 Focus on 1.Resource Support 2.Training 3.Action Research

7 Teaching Aptitude predicts Effectiveness Competency Students achievement IQ Input System Output Teachers Schools Students Outcomes

8 AIM Comparative Analysis 1.Rural-Urban 2.UP Vs. Haryana 3.Male Vs. Female

9 Are the future teachers really apt to teach? A Case Analysis: DIET, Gurgaon

10 DIET, Gurgaon Sample Size: 154 Instrument: Teaching Aptitude Test Battery by Singh and Sharma Methodology: Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis

11 Others:Total Number of Students 1.Social Worker who responded: 135 2.Whichever PAYS more Mostly in Government run schools, few in Government Specified Schools

12 Why? More Pay No Incentive for performance; No accountability Hindi Speaking Population Job Security Modeling Teaching Motive To give back to where I come from

13 Field Visit 1.Efficient Functioning 2.Interview Answers: Proud to be in DIET, Gurgaon

14 DIET, Gurgaon: Academic Achievement Admission on Merit; Cut off: 80% Thats why

15 -2.01 -1.25 -0.50 0 0.50 1.25 2 (z scores) Y AXIS 1 UNIT= 20 STUDENTS Frequency Distribution of TEACHING APTITUDE of Students of DIET, Gurgaon

16 Aptitude is positively correlated with Academic Achievement. Is it? Oh, well. There is something called reservation!


18 -2.01 -1.25 -0.50 0.50 1.25 2.01 Y AXIS 1 UNIT= 10 STUDENTS Frequency Distribution of Mental Ability of Students of DIET, Gurgaon (z scores)

19 Questions arise What is the kind of teacher training in Haryanas one of the best DIETs? Does achievement tests in India make you able? If teachers arent mentally able, how will they teach the children?

20 Mean: 16.25 S.D: 2.09


22 1 ST VS. 2 ND YEAR STUDENTS More 2 nd years in the above average range OF Teaching Aptitude But no such trend in Mental Ability.

23 Subjects Taught in D ed. -> Concentrated Experience (Lack of multiplicity of experiences) Study of Child Psychology and Teacher Function -> Infation in teaching aptitude through Coaching/Social Desirability -> TET Coaching couldnt affect Mental Ability Education Philosophy – Education in Emerging India Education Psychology Teacher Function (Role of teachers in primary education) Hindi English Mathematics Social Science (EVS I) Science (EVS II) Physical Education (Games) Art Education


25 Frequency Distribution of TEACHING APTITUDE of boys and girls of DIET, Gurgaon -2.01 -1.25 -0.50 0 0.50 1.25 2 Female Male Girls: Boys Ratio=1: 5 Average: Female: 82.01 Male: 81.84 Sample Size: Female: 120 Male: 24 RELATIVE FREQUENCY (z scores)

26 Frequency Distribution of MENTAL ABILITY of boys and girls of DIET, Gurgaon RELATIVE FREQUENCY (z scores) -2.01 -1.25 -0.50 0 0.50 1.25 2 Female Male Average: Female: 18.12 Male: 17.27

27 BOYS > GIRLS Are they? More boys are mentally superior. Why?

28 Why?

29 ?

30 Male Vs. Female Part Scores Girls>Boys Interest in Profession Professional Information Boys>Girls Mental Ability Adaptability BOYS=GIRLS Interest in Profession

31 To Do Rural-Urban Comparative Study; Inter-state Comparative Study; Male-Female Comparative Study; Correlation between Aptitude and Achievement ANSWER: ARE THE TEACHERS REALLY APT TO TEACH? RECOMMENDATIONS: POLICY REFORMS 1.RTES TET: IS IT THE BEST INSTRUMENT? 2.TEACHING AS LEADERSHIP

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