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IRPHE 2018, 24(3): 23-51 Back to browse issues page
Designing and validating a curriculum model for Higher Education System in Iran
Seyedeh Maryam Hosseini Largani Dr. 1, Mohammad Mojtabazadeh Dr.2
1- Assistant professor, Department of Studies in Educational Innovations and Training, Institute for Research & Planning in Higher Education, Tehran, Iran. , mhosseinil@irphe.ir
2- Assistant professor, Department of Administrative Sciences and Management, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Khodabandeh Branch, Khodabandeh, Iran
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The purpose of present study was to design and validate a curriculum model for higher education system in Iran. This study was conducted by using a mixed exploratory design: Instrument Development Model. First, in qualitative part of this study,   a questionnaire consisted of 14 components and 107 sub-components was developed by using Grounded Theory approach and interviews with 25 experts. Then, in the quantitative part, the primary designed questionnaire was distributed among 40 Iranian higher education experts. Based on the received feedback, the questionnaire was revised. Then the final version was distributed country wide among 180 individuals. The validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by experts and its reliability was calculated by Cronbachchr('39')s alpha (α= .943). A Non-probability purposive sampling method was used in the qualitative part of the study whereas random classified sampling method was utilized in the quantitative part. In addition, analysis of Structural Equation Modeling was used for testing mentioned model. To verify the factor structure, the first confirmatory factor analysis was used and the model was confirmed with 14 components and 107 sub-components. Results of second-order confirmatory factor analysis showed that the 14 extracted components are sufficient factor leading to predict the curriculum model for higher education system in Iran. In addition, goodness of the fit indices were as follows: (CMIN/DF = 1.991), (RMSEA = 0.049), (GFI=0.990), (AGFI = 0.990), (CFI = 0.988), (NNFI = 0.964), (TLI) = 0.991, (IFI = 0.931) and (RFI = 0.948. ( The results of statistical tests displayed that the designed model for the higher education curriculum system in Iran is well fitted.
Keywords: Curriculum, Higher education, Grounded Theory, Mixed- method research.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Curriculum and Educational Planning
Received: 2019/10/2 | Revised: 2019/10/2 | Accepted: 2019/10/2 | Published: 2019/10/2 | ePublished: 2019/10/2
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Hosseini Largani S M, Mojtabazadeh M. Designing and validating a curriculum model for Higher Education System in Iran. IRPHE. 2018; 24 (3) :23-51
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year 24, Issue 3 (spring 2018) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه پژوهش و برنامه ریزی در آموزش عالی Quarterly Journal of Research and Planning in Higher Education
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