Quality Assessment of Curriculum for Bu-Ali Sina Higher Education Department of Literature and Human Sciences

Ehsan Parvin, Esmaeil Aslani, Mehdi Babakhani, Mohammadrasoul Parvin

Abstract


The current study aims at assessing the quality of higher education curriculum of Bu-Ali Sina University stressing on: curriculum objectives, curriculum contents, teaching and learning strategies and curriculum assessment strategies. The study population consists of higher education students and professors of human science department: 149 students and 20 professors in 2013-2014. Using Morgan table, sample volume is 103 students and 16 faculty members and simple random sampling was used at two levels of M.A. and PHD. Descriptive survey is the method. Research tool is a self-made questionnaire including 68 items whose validity and reliability were calculated using formal and content validity and Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of 0.94 respectively. Analyzing the data gathered from the questionnaire, single-sample and independent t-test was used. The results show that curriculum objective, curriculum content, learning and teaching strategies and curriculum assessment strategies live up to the students’ needs. Also, the perspective of the students and professors towards curriculum objectives, implementation strategies, curriculum content and curriculum assessment strategy is different.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5p507


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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