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ERIC Number: ED193580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching by Whose Objectives? The View of Students and Teachers.
Stevens, George E.
Student and faculty respondents were asked to rate the importance of selected teacher traits in terms of student learning, and to make judgments concerning the value and use of student evaluations of teachers. The results indicate that students and faculty differ somewhat in the importance assigned to some teacher traits, such as "instructor indicates what is important for examinations" (valued less highly by faculty). Many faculty members believed that students give lower ratings to more demanding professors; students disagreed with this perception. Students and teachers agreed that student evalutions should not be used for personnel decisions. Regarding the central issue of whether students and faculty use different criteria in evaluating teacher effectiveness, statistically significant differences were found between the two groups. Given these differences, student-evaluation instruments might best be used only for the purpose of giving teachers feedback. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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