A Study on 'Workload as a Stress Related Factor in CBSE Secondary School Teachers' with Reference to Understanding the Implications of CCE System

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A Study on 'Workload as a Stress Related Factor in CBSE Secondary School Teachers' with Reference to Understanding the Implications of CCE System


Donde, Snehal S., International Journal of Education and Management Studies


The profession of teaching has a very prestigious place in all professions. A teacher is a kingpin in the entire system of education. Almost all cultures of the civilized world have considered their teachers in a very high esteem. They are very often been given names like "Master" "Mentor" and "Guru". To achieve this status teachers throughout the history of civilization have come up to the expectations of the world around them. Most thinkers and philosophers of the past who are still remembered are because they had their disciples and students. Teaching has now become a very demanding occupation with a lot of stresses for a teacher who has a lot of deadlines to meet and a lot of responsibilities to shoulder besides teaching a child what is in a text book.

Primarily the role and responsibility of a teacher is multi tasked in the present day school system. This was altogether different just a few years ago. With the change in the type of teaching culture and added managerial responsibilities for teachers include planning and executing instructional lessons, assessing students based on specific objectives derived from a set curriculum, and communicating with parents. A teacher has to take on his responsibilities in the following capacities:

* Lesson planning and teaching.

* Accountability for student performance.

* Classroom management and discipline.

* Supervisory role.

* Extracurricular activity conducting and monitoring

Secondary school teachers experience higher level of stress due to demanding situation, while dealing with adolescent students, overcrowded classes, heavy syllabus and inadequate facilities which makes teachers' work more complex. The innovative approach in the education system, the process of continuous evaluation system and the integrated curriculum is causing additional workloads to the teachers especially in preparing teaching aid materials and so on. Changes in the curriculum need a teacher to be good in imparting knowledge and at the same they have to educate students in the area of physical, emotion, intellects and attitudes. Different educational reforms give teachers more pressure in order to implement these aspirations.

Due to drawbacks in the marking system of evaluation, which made education marks oriented than knowledge oriented resulted in stress among the students. NCERT suggested the implementation of Grading system at the secondary and higher secondary level. Therefore Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) and the Government is implementing the regulation of grading system uniformly at higher levels with the following views:

* Elimination of excessive element of chance and subjectivity

* De-emphasis of memorization

* Continuous and comprehensive evaluation

* Lower the stress in students for examination

* To bring about the qualitative improvement in education.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) introduced new grading scheme i.e. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation(CCE) which takes into account child's participation in extra-curricular activities, competitions, life skills, attitudes and values, along with his or her performance in academic subjects. The teacher needs to be very observant and objective. The switch from marks to grades necessitates a change in teachers' attitudes as well as administrative procedures. And this change can be unsettling on several counts the subjectivity involved in awarding a grade, the maintenance of elaborate records, working with colleagues to mutually decide upon a grade, giving up the idea of using numbers/marks to sum up a child's performance, and the sudden increase in workload. CBSE's new mandate on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation requiring schools to make a shift from marks to grades is however meeting with a mixed response by the teachers and other stakeholders. Some argue that it is only increasing the workload of teachers and some feel it will benefit students to some extent as teachers and students will remain stressed out due to the increased activities and continuous evaluation of the same. …

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