01 Jan 2015
TL;DR: The researcher is curious to be aware of the attitude of the teachers working in a college in Chennai towards the autonomy in their teaching profession and their views of the teaching profession with imposed restrictions and the findings of the analysis carried out are about the findings.
Abstract: Teachers work within the time constraint and the parameters set for conducting the classes and exams. They are under the pressure to complete the prescribed syllabus and without any choice in the adoption of teaching method or in the covering of contents in the syllabus in a few institutions. The content may be beyond the comprehension of learners whose exposure may be restricted due to their schooling, educational and financial family background and their style of learning and aptitude for the particular content. But the approaches of the teachers in covering the syllabus, conducting the classes and exams may be the same and inappropriate to the learners from varied background. A few teachers, especially the fresh hands, find the expectations of the management in the high performance of learners, coverage of the portions allotted within the stipulated time, the conduct of exams at a time for learners with varied proficiency not realisable. The researcher is curious to be aware of the attitude of the teachers working in a college in Chennai towards the autonomy in their teaching profession and their views of the teaching profession with imposed restrictions. She prepared the questionnaire and conducted the follow-up interview to find out the views of teachers on teacher autonomy and to ensure whether the teachers would like to avail themselves of the autonomy if granted. This paper is about the findings of the analysis carried out on the responses made for the questionnaire and in the followup interview.