Developing the model of the neighborhood educational center school

Document Type : Qualitative Research Paper


1 PhD Student in Educational Management, Islamic Azad University, North Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Educational Management, North Tehran Azad University, Tehran, Iran

3 Professor, Department of Educational Management, Shahid Beheshti University, Azad University, North Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran


The present study seeks to determine the components and features of school as a neighborhood educational center. When paying attention to and responding to the needs and desires of students, parents and the community is the main mission of a school and in line with this goal, in addition to using the actual facilities, seeks to discover potential facilities inside and outside the school, an important thing is happening, and that is the penetration of the school in its local context. When the needs and wants of the audience are taken into account in a school and there is hope for local facilities, and utilization of spiritual, human and natural resources, the school grows and develops. Accordingly, the present study was conducted using a qualitative approach and grounded theory method on a population consisting of 24 experts in education, as well as university professors, Farhangian University, Education Research Institute and school principals. The research sample was selected using purposive and snowball sampling and data collection was done through semi-structured interviews. Three stages of open, axial and selective coding are used in data analysis and the model of Neighborhood Educational Center School is divided into six categories: causal conditions, axial phenomenon (Neighborhood Educational Center School), mediating conditions, intervening conditions, Neighborhood Educational Center school strategies and consequences. And was presented. As a result, 28 core categories and 50 subcategories were obtained. The core category of the proposed model is the neighborhood educational center school, which includes 3 core categories (the concept of the neighborhood educational center school, the main features and elements of the neighborhood educational center school and 26 sub-categories. Also, control and evaluation by participating members (review of the designed model and problem solving) and the criteria of trustability, transferability, generality, and reliability were used.


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