RP primary school pedagogues most aware of their lofty social status among countries surveyed
MANILA, Philippines—Primary school teachers in the Philippines work the longest hours in what could be the most crowded classrooms in the world.
But among the countries surveyed, Philippine primary school teachers—some 80% work in public schools—have the best perception that their social status is higher than other persons with similar levels of education.
And next to India and Sri Lanka, the Philippines has the highest proportion of primary school teachers who say that their professional status is high.
These are among the findings of the latest World Education Indicators Survey of Primary Schools conducted by the Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). (more…)