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Primary School Teachers: The Twists and Turns of Everyday Practice


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  • Vimala Ramachandran
  • Suman Bhattacharjea
  • K M Sheshagiri
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    The paper examines the role played by of classroom environment in the development of a teacher. The paper studies the concept of 'teacher development' in India. URL:[].

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:4303.

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    Date of creation: Jul 2011
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    Keywords: primary teacher training; children; school; teacher development; India; professional development; teaching; Tamil Nadu; Kerala; west bengal; rajasthan; Maharashtra; teacher union leaders; education; teachers; work; formal policy; measures; promotions; local politicians;


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    6. Jean Dr├Ęze & Geeta Gandhi Kingdon, 1999. "School Participation in Rural India," STICERD - Development Economics Papers - From 2008 this series has been superseded by Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics 18, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
    7. Dan D. Goldhaber & Dominic J. Brewer, 1997. "Why Don't Schools and Teachers Seem to Matter? Assessing the Impact of Unobservables on Educational Productivity," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 32(3), pages 505-523.
    8. Michael Kremer & Nazmul Chaudhury & F. Halsey Rogers & Karthik Muralidharan & Jeffrey Hammer, 2005. "Teacher Absence in India: A Snapshot," Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press, MIT Press, vol. 3(2-3), pages 658-667, 04/05.
    9. Dyer, Caroline & Choksi, Archana & Awasty, Vinita & Iyer, Uma & Moyade, Renu & Nigam, Neerja & Purohit, Neetu & Shah, Swati & Sheth, Swati, 2004. "District Institutes of Education and Training: A Comparative Study in Three Indian States," Education Research Papers, Department for International Development (DFID) (UK) 12847, Department for International Development (DFID) (UK).
    10. Nazmul Chaudhury & Jeffrey Hammer & Michael Kremer & Karthik Muralidharan & F. Halsey Rogers, 2006. "Missing in Action: Teacher and Health Worker Absence in Developing Countries," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 20(1), pages 91-116, Winter.
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