Nominations open for Pearson teaching awards

Nominations open for Pearson teaching awards

Pearson, recently launched a programme to recognise teachers who are silently igniting the potential of future India in innovative and pathbreaking ways.

With the intention of acknowledging the contribution of the teaching community, Pearson has instituted the “Pearson Teaching Awards” across 20 categories and invites nominations from teachers across India.

Only 50 per cent of teachers present in Indian schools are actually engaged in teaching, according to a World Bank report. Those who do attempt to engage students meaningfully, battle poor infrastructure, lack of facilities and high student dropout rates, but are often unrecognised.

The Pearson Teaching Awards aims to identify, recognise and felicitate teachers who are going beyond the administrative call of duty to engage and inspire students. A Grand Jury will evaluate all nominations and the winners will be announced in December 2012.

The Awards will identify the teachers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching different subjects, shown outstanding contribution to children with special needs and have served their communities through teaching even outside formal classrooms.

To provide due credit to the teachers who are shaping the country, Pearson Education Services has constituted a total awards purse of more than Rs. 20 lakh.

The jury will consider pre-primary, primary, secondary and senior secondary school teachers; schools teachers at NGOs, including non-formal schools, private school teachers and government school teachers.

Categories under which teachers can nominate themselves include: Excellence in teaching, best pre-primary teacher, outstanding contribution to special children, special teacher, innovation in school teaching, outstanding performance in social contribution through teaching and teacher of the year.

Nominations are now open. For more details on the awards and to nominate themselves, teachers can log on to the awards website: www.pearsoneducationservices.com

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