عنوان مقاله [English]
The present study was an attempt to investigate the probable role of the hidden curriculum on academic achievement of female junior high school students and to provide a plausible model to decrease the negative side effects of the mentioned curriculum. It was a mixed method research. The research population comprised of all female junior high school students studying at public schools; namely, forty-one schools in educational district 1 at north part of Tehran. Simple random sampling was used to select the sample (overall, nine schools), which was carefully investigated for 8 months. The required data was collected using three different instruments: 1. researcher-made observation checklist together with relevant likert scales and anecdotal records, 2. researcher- made interview with standardized open questions and informal conversations and 3. students’ academic achievement mean. Several statistical procedures including t-test, one-way repeated measure ANOVA, Scheffe’s test, Pearson product moment coefficient of correlation, and multiple regression analysis were used to analyze the data. The coefficient of correlation between hidden curriculum and student achievement variables was 0.50 which was not meaningful at 0.05 level of significance. With reference to R2, the data showed that 24.77% of students’ academic achievement have been influenced by hidden curriculum. The results showed that in most observed schools and classes, students were influenced by unintended and negative effects of the hidden curriculum. These effects had direct and indirect negative and long-lasting influence on their deep learning. While paying attention to psychological learning approaches and the hidden curriculum, to decrease the negative consequences of this curriculum, a model was designed and suggested consisting of eight components: 1. theoretical foundation, 2. philosophy, 3. fundamental variables, 4. dimensions, 5. objectives, 6. principles, 7. procedure, and 8. feedback and evaluation system.