Qualitative Development of Higher Education Privatization in Iran: Micro Requirements and Prerequisites
abdolrahim nave ebrahim
Higher education development,
Requirements of qualitative development of higher education development,
During last decades, the higher education privatization in Iran has grown in two forms: privatization of public higher education and entering the private sector in higher education. Due to necessity of synchronic quantitative and qualitative development, the purpose of this study was to identify the micro requirements of quality development of higher education privatization in Iran. An exploratory mixed method was chosen for this study. It used interviews and focus group in qualitative part and a 71-item questionnaire with eight main dimensions in quantitative part to collect information Reliability coefficient for desired condition and current condition were calculated 0.947 and 0.95 respectively. The sample included 103 experts of higher education and practitioners of nonprofit higher education institutions. Micro requirements for qualitative development of higher education privatization were identified in eight dimensions and their level of importance (favorable condition) and consideration (current condition) in process of quality development of higher education privatization were evaluated. The importance of these requirements in qualitative development of higher education privatization was average and higher, but the attention to majority of these requirements in development of Iran higher education privatization was average and lower. Finally, it suggests some solutions for qualitative development of higher education privatization in Iran.