عنوان مقاله [English]
The present research, which is in the domain of descriptive, applied and evaluation researches have been implemented with the aim of “performance (outputs) quality evaluation of the second region Vocational Schools in city of Tehran.” The data gathering sources in the stage of “judgment criteria” compiling have been surveyed. The survey was done by census and simple random sampling methods. The data gathering sources included experts and professors, the learners, administrators and assistants in Technical Schools and vocational, and technical education experts. In the stage of “output quality evaluation,” these were vocational school administrators, alumni, and direct employers of employed alumni. To carry out the research, needed factors (7 factors) and indicators (45 indicators) had been compiled in two sections of “economic and non-economic” outputs. This was through adopting “existed national and international experiences,” “organizational element model”, and “education indicators systems”. Using the “Judgment Criteria Questionnaire” and “Delphi Technique,” judgment criteria (39 criteria) had been then determined. Using compiled factors and indicators, research tools including three questionnaires were advised regarding the validity (content validity) and reliability (Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient) characteristics. Having gathered the data, using compiled judgment criteria, the existed situation had been evaluated. Results show that, among seven factors, 5 factors including Intermediate Output (dropout and educational achievement), Fulfillment of Educational and Social Goal, Alumni (knowledge, skill, and creativity), Employment and Unemployment and Entrepreneurship are in an “undesirable” level and two factors including: Promotion rate to higher education institution and employers satisfaction are in “quite desirable” level. Both of “economic” and “non-economic” outputs had been evaluated in an “undesirable” level. Finally, the performance of vocational schools had been evaluated in an “undesirable” level.
Some recommendations are provided for quality improvement of the present situation. Results of this research can be used for future planning of the vocational school programs and their comprehensive quality improvement.