Student evaluation of teachers: An indicator of teacher effectiveness
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.