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Peer Evaluation of Teaching or ‘Fear’ Evaluation: In Search of Compatibility

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Author(s): Abdel Rahman Abdalla Salih

Journal: Higher Education Studies
ISSN 1925-4741

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2013;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Peer evaluation or review of teaching is one of the factors of quality assurance system at the present time. However, peer evaluation is sometimes approached with trepidation and with the feeling that it may not be fair and free of bias. This paper examines teachers’ perceptions of peer evaluation as an enhancement for quality teaching. A questionnaire was designed and distributed among forty tutors in two higher learning institutes in the Sultanate of Oman. The study drew some results pertaining to the teachers’ views of peer evaluation and its impact on teaching quality enhancement.
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