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ERIC Number: EJ899931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0633
Evaluating Teaching: From Reliability to Accountability
Theall, Michael
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n123 p85-95 Fall 2010
The evaluation of teaching has sparked much debate for many decades. There are several reasons why the debate about evaluation and ratings continues, but the underlying problems in evaluation are more complex than a simple, valid-invalid or reliable-unreliable dichotomy suggests. The issues are often buried beneath bipolar rhetoric that has been supported, in one sense, by the negative influence of media sources that focus on ratings controversy rather than an accurate representation of research findings. This article explores the many uses of teaching evaluations and suggests directions for how to best use the information that is gained.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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