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Journal:   CURRICULUM PLANNING KNOWLEDGE & RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES   WINTER 2013 , Volume 9 , Number 35; Page(s) 33 To 47.
 
Paper: 

THE SURVEY OF THE PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE APPROVED SYSTEM OF THE DECENTRALIZED UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM

 
 
Author(s):  SOBHANI NEJAD MEHDI*, SHAH HOSSEINI NAJIBEH
 
* SHAHED UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

The present study was attempted to find out about practical strategies for carrying out the approved decentralized system of curriculum planning for the universities from the viewpoints of the faculty members of the field of educational science at those universities in Tehran, which have a faculty member's promotion verification board in 2010. The used research method was a combination of descriptive methods inclusive of document analysis and survey. The statistical samples of 101 faculty members were selected randomly by using the Morgan table out of a total population of 134 faculty members from the universities of Al-Zahra, Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, Teachers Education, Tarbiat Modarres and Allameh Tabatabaei. The data collection tool was a researcher developed questionnaire and in analyzing the obtained data, by using the SPSS software, various tests were used such as descriptive statistics tests (mean, standard deviation and different kinds of tables), Inferential statistics (univariate t- test for two independent groups, ANOVA F-test and the corresponding post-hoc tests). The validity of the research tool was confirmed by specialists and the reliability was found with Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 91%. The research indicated that the practical strategies for carrying out the approved decentralized system of curriculum planning for the universities were the existence of the culture of teacher- centered curriculum planning, specialized and expertise curriculum planning in the faculty members, personal motivation in professors, establishing suitable financial and credit support mechanisms at universities, creating appropriate organizational structure, educational system of professional guidance and support at universities, appropriate legal mechanisms and the existence of a real belief in the importance of teacher-centered curriculum planning on the side of the faculty members.

 
Keyword(s): CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, APPROVED SYSTEM, DECENTRALIZATION, FACULTY MEMBERS
 
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