A TEACHER IS A TEACHER NOT A PANACEA
Keywords:Panacea, Psychometric Testing, Teachers, Psychometric Tools, Human Attributes, Strategies
For a longer time than what we can recall, teachers have been placed a significant status in designing a student, in terms of moral, ethics, and personality. In terms of a student’s profession, a teacher can make a significant mark in enabling the student create his/her own opportunities. Hence, the role assigned to the teacher is highly valued but is also featured with a great deal of responsibility that comes along with it. In the contemporary times, the challenges associated in this profession are considerably greater than the opportunities that they provide for. In an arena of this kind, a panacea like consideration of a teacher is spelled out to be inappropriate and hence the present paper has proposed that psychometric examination on teachers will prove to be one of the most efficient tool in context of providing spaces for identification and improvement of the areas that are practically possible for the teacher to improve. This paper objectifies five major aims to visualise the various dimensions that are involved in psychometric testing on teachers. It first identified the various advantages and limitations associated with administration of psychometric tests on teachers. Thereafter it attempts to recognize the human attributes which are pertinent for teaching profession, which can be identified by psychometric tests. The paper further aims to identify psychometric tools that will be most efficient for assessing teachers. Lastly, it aimed at identification of strategies that will make psychometric results beneficial for teachers and other school stake holders.
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