Evaluation of Smart Schools’ Current Statue in Mazandaran Province based on “Smart School Development” Conceptual Model

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Tehran University, Tehran , IRAN

2 Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Tehran University, Tehran, IRAN

3 Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Urmia University, Umia, IRAN

Abstract

Background: Smart school project is a new step in information age; it can create fundamental changes in teaching-learning process as well as teacher-student tasks and roles and integration of information technology and curriculum. The main purpose of this paper is to evaluate smart schools current statues in Mazandaran province based on “Smart School” Conceptual Model during the academic year 2011-12.
Methods: The research is non-experimental and to say more specifically is descriptive-analytical. The population contained all principals, technology experts and teachers of selected smart schools of Mazandaran province. The sampling method is completed census; census; it means that the number of sample is equal to the whole society (181). The data was collected using scholar-made questionnaires and observation check list. Questionnaire validity and reliability are estimated using content validity and Cronbach alpha formula. The Cronbach alpha in term of manager and IT deputies' questionnaire and teacher’s questionnaire are calculated (%95) and (%88), respectively.
Results: descriptive statistics and inferential indicators results reveal that public smart schools of Mazandaran province are in fairly desirable level and private smart schools  are in desirable level which is close to Smart School Development” Conceptual Model components and standards.
Conclusions: to improve current statue of smart schools in Mazandaran province and to achieve a desired level, guidelines and recommendations are presented.

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