The CABE committee has finalized its report and suggested that government should consider recruiting “talented” people for teaching in schools to fill vacancies even if they do not have any diploma or degree in education, reports Deccan Herald.
The committee has recommended that the teacher eligibility tests (TET) needs to be 'made compulsory for teacher recruitment as the necessary culmination for each of the alternate pathways that are developed and should be open to all candidates including those who do not have either diploma or a bachelor’s degree qualification or have them from non-NCTE recognised institutes'.
The report and its recommendations are going to be placed before CABE in its ensuing meeting to be held on October 9. The recommendations are meant to bring quality in education through a system of selection, training and education of prospective 'talented teachers'. But the question arises how to 'hunt for the teaching talent' and who will do it.
The committe has also recommended that teaching needs to be recognised as a profession by giving 'competitive compensation' with higher salaries to attract people with 'teaching talent' and retain then in wake of emergent 'dynamics of the national markets in other professions'.
Looks that with the kind of idioms used in the reort, education is going to be turned into a commodity in the emergent knowledge industry. Lets wait and watch what happens in the CABE meeting on October 9 regarding education being treated as a 'knowledge market' that is going to give a 'competitive edge' to other jobs and draw 'teaching talent' to turn education into a 'quality commodity'.