Susmita Basu, Debasri Banerjee
Abstract: We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one's feet - Swami Vivekananda. (http://rkmvu.ac.in/overview/our-inspiration/ ). Quality is not a destination, rather it is a continuous process achieved through efficiency and effectiveness. The quality of education system depends a lot on the quality and comfortableness of the teachers' with this profession. Today, improving the quality of education system is the biggest challenge. This problem can be solved by giving special emphasize on the quality and productivity of the teachers. After independence, the Indian education system has witnessed a rapid quantitative expansion. This quantitative expansion creates an institutional forum instead of knowledge forum. Quality education can never be a rigid process. It should be a neutral and value based process. The present study aims at investigating the key factors of qualitative degradation in education system. In recent times it has been reported that, teachers' lethargy, apathy and indifferences are the main causes of deteriorating quality in the education system. In light of this background, this study aims to explore the factors behind teachers' lethargy, apathy and depersonalization towards teaching profession. 606 respondents from various government, government aided and private institutions were participated for the purpose of this study. Collected data were analyzed with descriptive statistics using SPSS 20.0 package. On comparing the level of freezing proneness between male and female teachers it was found that, there is a significant difference between male and female teachers in terms of their freezing proneness. Female teachers have less freezing proneness than male teachers.
Keywords: Teacher Freezing, quality teaching, School teachers, College teachers