Measuring Education Quality in Global Rankings: What’s the Likelihood?
Keywords:Teaching evaluation in rankings, global rankings, measurement of teaching quality in higher education
Can the global academic rankings measure teaching quality? The major academic rankings have been adding measures of teaching quality—such as teacher-student ratios. We argue that it is not possible, at least now, to accurately measure teaching quality in a cross-national context. We recommend that the rankings cease measuring something that cannot, at this time, be evaluated.
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