Mapping Workflows and Perceptions of Delhi’s Public School Teachers
Two hundred public school teachers with additional, non-teaching charges were surveyed in Delhi between December 2017 and April 2018 to assess their time use and work-related perceptions. A mismatch between teachers’ expectations and the range of work they carried out was uncovered. Job preparation and incentives were not found to be substantively aligned with teaching-learning goals. The time use assessment revealed that time spent on routine school management activities was needlessly high, even as teachers shared details of how they juggled and distributed work related to additional charges among peers. The narrative of feeling overburdened by non-teaching tasks could also be traced to poor planning and management at levels above the school.
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