The objectives of study were: (1) To study the aptitude of the 12 groups of teachers. (2) To study the efficiency of the 12 groups of teachers. (3) To find the difference in aptitude due to sex, faculty and experience level. (4) To find the difference in efficiency due to sex, faculty and experience. (5) To study the relationship between teaching aptitude and teaching efficiency.
The hypotheses of study were: (1) There is no significant difference in
the groups according to sex. (2) There is no significant difference in
the groups according to faculty. (3) There is no significant difference
in the groups in regard to sex or faculty when the groups are divided
according to experience. (4) There is no relation between teaching
efficiency and teaching aptitude in the different groups.
There were three groups constructed by researcher on the basis of teaching experience. Sample selected by Random Sampling Method comprised of 480 Teachers of Jhansi mandal.
Teaching Aptitude Test by Jai Prakash & R.P. Srivastava, Verma’s Test for Teaching Proficiency by M. Verma were used for data collection.
Study was Ex – Post – Facto cum Field type research.
The data were analyzed by Mean, SD, t-test, Correlation & ANOVA.
The findings of study were: (1) Female science teachers were better than the others. (2) Male teachers of the 3rd efficiency span that is of 21 and above years of service were the best. (3) In female teachers, the teachers of the first experience span up to 10 year service were better. (4) The best efficiency level was in the TPC or personal characteristics and then in the TVC the vocational characteristics. It was lowest for the TCS the social characteristics. (5) The aptitude scores were average on the whole. In certain areas patience and discipline, they were low. They were better in the areas of cooperative attitude and optimism. In the other areas the mean scores were at the lower limit of high level. (6) The aptitude difference between the sexes showed the same pattern as for efficiency among the groups. (7) Correlation except in a few cases the efficiency has a positive significant correlation with aptitude. (8) There is a definite correlation between teaching efficiency and teaching aptitude.
Keyword(s): Teaching Efficiency, Teaching Aptitude , Science Teachers , Intermediate Colleges, Arts Teachers