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Syllabus of Osmania University BEd - Paper-XVI BSE 16 F. School Study Project

1. Syllabus / Curriculum


This Practical Project work will enable the student teachers to:

1. understand different aspects of the complexities of schooling processes

2. reflect on formation of images, symbols and cultures of schooling

3. observe the interactions between children, teachers and administrators

4. know various school records designed for specific purposes

5. understand the relationship between school and community

6. acquire knowledge about the physical, infrastructural and human resources available in the schools

7. understand the curricular and co-curricular process in the schools

8. evaluate the school effectiveness and other functional aspects of the schools

9. explore the student support services available and achievements of the schools

10. understand the socio-economic and cultural profile of children and teachers

Course Content

The school study practical project shall comprise the following areas of study:

1. Profile of the school
2. History of the School
3. Physical conditions
4. Human resources / teacher resources
5. Infra structural facilities / School building
6. School Governance
7. Special Services provided
8. Co-curricular activities provided
9. Records maintained
10. Details of dropouts
11. Results
12. Special achievements
13. Teacher resources
14. School – Community relationships
15. Any other dimension

Every candidate has to work in a group (pair) comprising two students. The group shall select any one activity in consultation with the mentor / faculty member and workout the modalities of planning, data collection and data interpretation etc.

Duration of this programme is 3 working days = 18 instructional hours

Every candidate is expected to compose the project work with two basic components while reporting the activity

1. Assignment component : Concepts, principles, Historical background

2. Field work Component : Methods of data collection, data presentation, and interpretation.

The possible format suggested is as follows

A detailed format may be worked out at College / University level

Note: No two students should select the same topic for this project work. The principal of the college is expected to forward the list of schools selected under this project by different students to the Head, Department of Education of the University, and also the same thing should be provided to the

Moderation Board at the time of final examination of practical work.


Every candidate is expected to showcase his / her performance and by presenting the final report before the internal examiners. The performance of the candidates in the School Study project shall be evaluated by a jury consisting of a minimum of five internal examiners. The average marks of the five examiners will be forwarded to the Moderation Board of the University. This evaluation event shall take place as per the almanac suggested by the University.


1Head Name of the School Type, Head Master, Staff, Students, Management Fee Structure a) Admission Fee (50 Ps.) Special Fees (Rs.20, 19) Term Fee/ Tuition fees/ Misc. fee / Buildings fees/ Donations etc. Working hours & Time tables Details/Checklist a) Govt. / Z.P / Municipal / Recognized / Aided- Unaided / Minority / Shift system if any / Medium / Boys / Girls / Co-educational. a) Name & Qualification of the H.M b) Total no. of Staff members teaching & nonteaching, adequacy of Staff, (n+1) formula. c) No. of sections, total strength of the School. d) Details of Management, if any Class timetables, Teacher timetables, General timetables, Radio lessons. School timetable
2History of the school Origin/establishment Development/progress over a period of years Teacher-pupil ratio/highest and lowest size of the class Number of classes/section List of teaching and non-teaching staff School welfare programmes
3Infrastructural facilities / School Building a) Building mode of construction, neatness. Total ground area, space available / plinth area, safety & Upkeep. b) Classrooms number, adequacy, Black boards, furniture, light & ventilation. c) School library d) School laboratory / SUPW room e) School workshop (Art/Craft room) f) Principal's office g) Staff room h) School office i) Games room j) Museum k) Assembly hall / Auditorium Book Banks / Book stores / Gen. Stores / Cafeteria / Hostel Parking place l) Computer room m) Common rooms for boys / girls n) Water closets / W.C's / Lunch shed / Drinking water facilities/ Sanitation level. o) Play ground – Adequacy Central Advisory board of Physical education for secondary schools No. students Area of the Building Area of Playground 160 3200 Sq.yd 2.3 acres 320 4800 Sq.yd 4.5 acres 480+ 6400 Sq.yd 6.7 acres
4Special Services ProvidedSchool bus, midday meal programs, poor children's book bank, school health programme, first aid services, scholarships to students from various organizations / govt. school guidance services, tutorials to the weaker students, Remedial teaching, P.T.A, Staff clubs, School welfare trust, Lab area activities.
5Co-Curricular Activities Provided Student council, SUPW activities School band, Mock parliaments School fetes, Quiz programs NCC, Science exhibitions, Fairs Yoga classes, Excursions, Fieldtrips, School magazines, School farm, Photography club Social services, Boy scouting & Girl Guiding, Music & Dance clubs Science club Games & sports Debates etc.
6Records to be maintain Maintained Cash book, Ledger, Service registers, Register of Admission & Withdrawal, Log book, T.C file, Annual results register, Scholarships register, Acquittance rolls, Stock registers, DFCR, Leave records, Attendance registers- staff & students , census register, Syllabus record etc.
7Details of Dropouts k) Gender wise l) Caste wise At 7th and S.S.C public examination
8Results (of the last 5 years)
9Special Achievements (if any)a) Local / District /State/National level participation by students/ staff in any field. b) Any award/reward from external agencies. c) State ranks at SSC Public exams. Special achievements by HM/ Staff/ students at any level in any field worth mentioning.
10Teacher resourcesNumber of teachers a) Qualifications b) Gender background c) Religious background d) Training undergone e) On deputation f) Leaves availed g) Achievements h) Workload i) Contributions j) Any other matter
11School- Community relationshipsa) Community involvement in decision making b) Community contributions c) Meetings with community members d) Organisational structure of village education committees/parent education committees/ etc. e) Number of visits f) Purpose of visit g) School response to parents.
12Any other dimension Conclusion:

2. Time Scheduling of the Project / Plan of Action

Days & Time allotted - 3 days - 18 instructional hours (As per Almanac )

Project DaysNature of Work
Preplanning: As per Almanac 1. Adopting of an Area / a set of Wards in a village / municipalities under the study
2. Formation of groups
3. Allotment of mentors
4. Orientation about different records by the mentors of their respective groups
5. Identification of topics / areas for different projects under the guidance of mentors
6. Identification of tools suitable for that topic for the collection of data
7. Detailed action plan for presenting the information.
Day 1: Planning the Project: Morning Session 1. Selection of the school and area and specific aspect for the project.
2. Providing information about different schools and motivating to places for the project.
3. Allocation of work within the group.
4. Locating resources/materials required for the project.
5. Planning time schedule.
6. Finalizing the project plan/Plan of action.
Day 1: Field visit Afternoon Session 1. Visiting schools (personnel in the school etc.)
2. Collecting the required data/information
3. Conducting interview/discussion etc.
4. Any other.
Day 2: Field Visit Morning Session 1. Visiting schools (personnel in the school etc.)
2. Collecting the required data/information
3. Conducting interview/discussion etc.
4. Any other.
Day 2: Analysis and documentation. Afternoon session: 1. Critical analysis of the data
2. Interpretation of the data.
3. Final form of documentation
4. Compiling the list of resources used/resource persons. Etc.
5. My opinion/reflections.
Day 3: Showcasing and evaluation. Morning & Afternoon Sessions 1. The project should be evaluated for 40 marks by 5 member jury, independently and objectively. The marks should be awarded individually after conducting viva for each student of the group. The marks awarded for the members of a particular group need not be the same for all students. The 5-member jury should submit their award lists individually to the Principal. The Principal in turn will aggregate the marks and send the same to the Dept. of Education. The same will be presented to the Moderation Board along with project reports as per the almanac. The last date for sending a copy of internal marks by the college to the Head, Dept. of Education, is also as per Almanac
2. The group shall submit the project report in bound form to the jury. However, the mentor incharge is responsible for handing over the records to the Principal

Project format:

1. The project report should be in two persons handwriting.

2. The part-I of the project, which contains a very brief sketch of the school. Two students in their own handwriting will write this part.

3. The part – II is the specific topic, which is selected by the student. For each student the topic will be different.

4. This part-II will be written by students in their own handwriting in depth in the same record.

5. At the end of the report there should be concluding remarks by each student.

3. School Study Project Report Format

Distribution of Work among the Student Teachers in Writing the Project Report

Student No. in the Group Nature of Work
Student No. 1 a. Title Page
b. Certificate from the Mentor / Faculty Member
c. Declaration by the group
d. Content
1.0 Title of the Project
1.1 Introduction to the topic / Study
1.2 Importance of the topic / Study:
1.3 Objectives of the topic / Study
1.4 Methodological Procedures
(Details of the processes initiated)
Student Signature
Student No. 2 1.5 Materials and cost of production
1.6 Final performance / Presentation of the Study
1.7 Reference Material / Experts and institutions contacted Student Signature
Both the students work 1 & 2 1.8 Any other related Material: Individual reports must be appended here. Student Signature
General suggestions 1. Evaluation sheet must be attached at the end of the project report for recording Observations / Remarks and Marks to be awarded by the Jury.
2. The responsibility of binding can be given to student No. 1.

4. Additional Areas / Activities

The school study practical project shall comprise the following areas of study:

1. Profile of the school
2. History of the School
3. Physical conditions
4. Human resources / teacher resources
5. Infra structural facilities / School Building
6. School Governance
7. Special Services Provided
8. Co-curricular Activities Provided
9. Records Maintained
10. Details of Dropouts
11. Results
12. Special Achievements
13. Teacher resources
14. School – Community relationships
15. Any other dimension

6. List of Resource Institution:

a) Department of School Education – Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
b) Mandal Resource Centres in all Districts
c) Teaching Centres in all Mandals

7. For Further Clarification Contact:

University Departments of Education in the state of Andhra Pradesh

8. Reference Books

1. S.K. Kochhar - (2000) : School Administration and Organisation – Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

2. J.C. Agarwal & S.P. Agarwal (1992): Educational Planning in India, Vol.I., New Delhi, Concept Publishing Co.,

3. Bhatnagar (1988): Educational Administration – Loyals

4. Williard .R. etal. 1967, Foundation of Educational Administration, A Behavioural Analysis, The Macmillan

5. E. Mark Hanson , 1990, Educational Administration & Organisational Behaviour, Allyn & Bacon

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