Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student, Department of Public Management, Faculty of Management, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Public Management, Faculty of Management, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran


Objective: The purpose of this study was to diagnose the pattern of public education governance in Iran.
Method: In this research, a mixed-methods research design has been used. In the qualitative stage, the content analysis strategy using Atlas TI software and theoretical sampling method were used. In the quantitative stage, a survey and correlation strategy was adopted and 384 people were considered as a sample using random sampling. To implement the model, confirmatory factor analysis method was used in LISREL software.
Results: The results of research First, based on the content analysis of interviews with education experts the deficiencies of public education governance were identified. 4 comprehensive themes, 11 constructive themes and 46 basic themes were identified. The pervasive themes in the pathology of public education governance are: lack of accountability, infrastructural problems, lack of participation, and lack of flexibility. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to fit the network of identified themes. The results confirm all the identified factors.
Conclusion: In general Conclusion, it can be said that by improving the components of non-accountability, infrastructure problems, lack of participation and inflexibility, it is possible to provide the basis for good governance in public education in Iran. It seems that conducting this research leads to providing a comprehensive model of good educational governance that is appropriate to the social, cultural, political and economic conditions of the country.


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