Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Brief report


1 M.Sc. in Curriculum Studies, Department of Educational Sciences, School of Literature and Humanities, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran

2 Ph.D. Student in Curriculum Studies, Department of Curriculum, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran

3 M.Sc. in Educational Planning, Department of Educational Sciences, School of Literature and Humanities, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran


Background & Objective: One of the main goals of higher education is evaluating teachers educational performance to improve teaching The results may be used to increase the teachers job performance and to promote teaching and learning processes In this regard students evaluation of their teachers is one of the most common evaluation methods in universities and educational centers Thus this study aimed to compare the faculty members and students viewpoints about the factors influencing evaluation of teachers by students Methods: In this crosssectional descriptive study 93 teachers and 93 students selected via stratified random sampling method were enrolled The data collection tool was a researchermade questionnaire containing 3 dimensions moral and behavioral (8 items) educational (10 items) and compliance with training rules (8 items); the face and content validities were confirmed by academic specialists and its reliability was confirmed Data analysis was carried out using SPSS20 statistical software and with help of descriptive statistics and independentt test Results: From the teachers viewpoint the overall mean score of the moral and behavioral educational and compliance with training rules factors were 345 (± 052) 432 (± 084) and 459 (± 058) respectively From the students viewpoints these values were 325 (± 047) 404 (±078) and 436 (± 071) respectively Independentt test showed that with the assumption of equality of variances there were not any significant differences between the characteristics Conclusion: Efforts for improving teacher evaluation in universities with the assistance of authorities and experts and on the one hand using the results in curriculum content of inservice teachers can help much to improve teaching quality


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