Pearson Voice Of Teacher Survey, 2014


 ‘‘Indian education needs greater thrust on skill and personality development”- says Pearson Voice of Teacher Survey, 2014.

Released on the occasion of Teachers’ Day, Voice of Teacher Survey is an annual initiative of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. The survey focuses on topical issues facing Indian education sector and shares teachers’ perspective on the changing dynamics of the ecosystem. The 2014 edition of the survey focuses on the education system’s ability to drive learner outcomes and the challenges faced in achieving the same. 

Check out the video message from  Mr. Deepak Mehrotra, Managing Director, Pearson India, announcing the release of Pearson Voice of Teacher 2014 Survey findings – 

Indian teachers have voiced their opinions on the current state of India’s learning environment through ‘Pearson Voice of Teacher Survey 2014’.

Here are some of the key findings of the survey –

  • In India, 50% of the students entering any class lack the required skills. School teachers perceive a greater proportion of their students possess the skills (57%) vis-à-vis counterparts at higher education institutions (46%).01-Info-1920x1080px


  • Teachers (94%) consider skill and personality development as the most critical benchmark for measuring learner success – much higher than exam results (57%).

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    • In driving the desired ‘learner outcomes’, teachers are least satisfied with support received from Parents (54%). Teachers are most satisfied with students (83%) for support on driving learner outcomes; least satisfied with
      parents (54%). Satisfaction is lower among higher education vis-à-vis school teachers.
    • 79% of Teachers believe that the learning environment has improved over the past decade.  The perception varies by segment/ level – school teachers view the changes more favorably (93%) vis-à-vis their counterparts in higher education (71%).

    • Teacher perspective at the state-level:
      o Improvement in learning environment
      • Highest – Karnataka (91%)
      • Lowest- Telengana (64%)

      o Students with skills adequate for their class/level
      • Highest – Karnataka (58%)
      • Lowest -Andhra Pradesh (43%)

      o Technology perceived as an enabler of learner outcomes
      • Highest – Jharkhand (61%)
      • Lowest – Delhi (45%)

      o Perceived mismatch between syllabus and learner needs
      • Highest % of teachers perceiving this a challenge – Telengana (77%)
      • Lowest – Jharkhand (48%)

      o Focus of students and parents on exam results
      • Highest – Madhya Pradesh (72%)
      • Lowest – Kerala (61%)

      (% figure indicates the response of teachers at state level)

      This year’s survey represents the views of 5145 teachers from schools and higher education institutes across 247 cities and towns in India.

      Download the complete Pearson Voice of Teacher 2014 Survey findings here –

    22 thoughts on “Pearson Voice Of Teacher Survey, 2014

    1. I find the survey done by the Pearson group members very much practically true. I would like , that all those eho are ln this teaching profession must go through the report.

    2. After passing out 8th class. We have to give the choice skill field then give the same field training with parallel higher study

    3. -try to make technical education more practical by developing reseach labs in every technical colleges.
      -impart moral and value education at school levels.
      -make 1 year military education compulsary before persuing any degree or in school time which will make individual patriotic and can handle any situation.
      -inculcate one sports compalsary in school education

    4. in india 70 years after indipendance we can not come to point how student should learn day after day only experiment is taken on education .can any educationaist give answer about this .can we think about the chilhood of the pupil .in this country all the burdan is on the child

    5. I am studying in jss college saraswathipuram, mysore Basically iam from village, but i was studying in mysore both pu & degree, my pu life was not good, because leactures were not teaching proprely

    6. I am studying in jss college saraswathipuram, mysore Basically iam from village, but i was studying in mysore both pu & degree, my pu life was not good, because leactures were not teaching proprely,but my degree lfe was ausomm..superb leactures…, iam really proud to come yo this college..

    7. Again I went into the whole of the survey .Probvably I was wrong about the fact that the education system needs to change from one of old feudal pattern to a more democratic way of education inculcating the values and do away with the present system of examination and objective assessment rather than the subjectivity which is very high .Probably even the questionnaire neeeds to be rephrased .We do have serious flaws especially in medical and allied health fields

    8. Dear Mr. Deepak,
      I was happy to watch the video, in which you brought out four major observations made by wide strata of teachers. Though the conclusions are widely known since long, you have given an organized voice, supported by statistical data, to those individual ponderings. The most disturbing conclusion is the apathy and lack of support by parents, management and policymakers. One important conclusion, which is missing is, over-enthusiastic policy makers are making too many changes too rapidly, and sacrificing the core values, principles and also the very essence of ‘educating’ a child. I thank you for this survey and also your efforts to attract society towards the highly distorted and rather perverse system of ‘education’.
      After my retirement from the army, I have been running two mini (or should I say micro?) schools in rural area of Maharashtra. My experience of last 13 years in this field points out to the same conclusions as yours. My good wishes to your efforts in this field.
      Major Prakash Patil (Retd)

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