Evaluation of the Effectiveness Model of Educational Organizations Based on Social Systems Model in Shiraz High Schools

Document Type : Qualitative Research Paper


1 Ph.D Student, Department of Educational Management, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran.

2 Department of Educational Management, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran.

3 Department of Educational Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht Branch, Marvdasht, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University of Iran


The aim of this research was to design and evaluate the effectiveness model of educational organizations based on the social systems model in high schools of Shiraz city. This research employed a mixed (qualitative-quantitative) sequential exploratory strategy, which was conducted as a case study in some high schools in Shiraz. The research, in the form of a thematic network, was designed as one overarching theme, 6 organizing themes, and 42 foundational themes. The organizing themes included components related to: teacher's human factors, student's human factors, parents' human factors, structural, social, and educational-research components. Based on these, a proposed research model was introduced. In the instrument development phase, a researcher-made questionnaire on school effectiveness, derived from the qualitative findings, was designed. The statistical population consisted of teachers and included students majoring in mathematics - physics, in Shiraz high schools. For evaluating the research model, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis methods were employed. The fit indexes were indicators of the validity of the organizational effectiveness model with an approach towards the effectiveness of educational organizations. The findings of this research revealed that, in sequence, the human factors of the teacher are educational, parents' human factors are structural and student's human factors are social-research. Accordingly, it emphasizes the imperative attention of the relevant executives and officials towards implementing the research model.


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