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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(8), 977-981
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-8-5
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Developing Structure for Management of Quality in Schools: Steps towards Quality Assurance Systems

Farokhnejad Amir1,

1Educational administration, Persian Gulf Institute, Persian Gulf University, Boushehr, Iran

Pub. Date: July 07, 2015

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Farokhnejad Amir. Developing Structure for Management of Quality in Schools: Steps towards Quality Assurance Systems. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(8):977-981. doi: 10.12691/education-3-8-5


Quality Assurance (QA) strategies have been considered in Iranian schools as an effective tool for creating, applying and reconstructing structures of quality and as the vital tool to improve teaching and learning processes in educational settings. Educational administrators and teachers in Iran tend to use these strategies to assist them in creating effective, creative and sustainable learning environment, but they are not aware of the real implications that QA might have. In this paper, our purpose is to shed light on developing QA strategies and structures. Based on an empirical study consisting of 150 educational experts in Iranian secondary schools, the research was conducted with the mixed methods. According to the results, feasibility of QA system was measured and the comprehensive structure of QA system was also designed including philosophy, goals, organizational structure, main networks stakeholders, functions and future plans. Findings may help academics and managers design QA systems in order to achieve higher innovation of quality performance management in schools.

Quality Assurance Iranian schools mixed method approach Iran

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