Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Volume 10 : 3 March 2010
ISSN 1930-2940

Managing Editor: M. S. Thirumalai, Ph.D.
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Stress Among ELT Teachers: A Study of Performance Evaluation from a Private Secondary School in Haryana

Mayur Chhikara, Ph.D.


The study examines aspects of C.B.S.E. inspection and school based supervision meant for ELT teachers as carried out at a private school in Haryana. Data were gathered from administrators, teachers and students through interviews, critical incidents and relevant documentation. The study points out that a combination of the two supervision systems offers benefits that a single system cannot. It highlights the problems and the dilemma ELT teachers find themselves in when faced with two systems of summative nature. The study concludes that C.B.S.E. inspection and SBS can co-exist. They must be a foil for each other and not copy functions.

Keywords: SBS(School based supervision); ELT(English Language teaching);C.B.S.E.(Central Board of Secondary Education); Haryana(A state in India).


It is a never ending quest to provide quality education that meets student's and society's needs while balancing educator's professional needs within finite monetary constraints. In a country like India where English is a second language, much more is expected from ELT teachers in a private school. Teacher accountability, centralized and decentralized teacher's inspection, school based supervision (SBS), site based supervision, administrative control, professional control, community control and comprehensive control are some of the measures to check ELT teacher's potential.

In recent years, educational systems of various countries have experimented with different methodologies in an attempt to optimize an ELT teacher performance (English is second Language of communication in these countries). SBS (School based supervision) has become the most important inspection system to assess an ELT teacher where English is not a native language.

The centralized system relies on inspection by which inspectors, drawn from the country's senior teaching staff, visit schools, observe classes. They gather inspection data and evaluate teacher performance. But in school based supervision, inspection is held at regular intervals. Time period for inspection is SBS may vary from interval ranging from a week to fifteen days mostly. Control of curriculum, teaching methodology, teacher assessment, and even finance remains in the control of localized government or management of the school.

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Mayur Chhikara, Ph.D.
Department of Humanities and Applied Sciences
International Institute of Technology and Business
Jhundpur, Vidaygram
Haryana, India

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