International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 9 (2016)

Student evaluation of teachers: An indicator of teacher effectiveness


Chiluvuri Bhavani

Since last three decades, every commission for the improvement of education has amply suggested that teachers should be evaluated. However, the discourse is: evaluation of what? It is evident that teaching is first and foremost responsibility of a teacher. Hence, assessment of classroom teaching is the indicator of teacher effectiveness. This generates the quest: who should be assessors? If students are the beneficiaries of the teaching-learning transactions, the education reform committees and policy makes recommends that students should take the berth to give feedback: what is going in the classroom? The present article reviews the process of student evaluation of teachers, its uses and abuses. A well thought process is needed to implement Student Evaluation of Teacher (SET) in Indian academia. Most importantly, SET should be developed on based over grounded research and scientific enquiry.
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