Examination of barriers to successful implementation of the new internship program at Farhangiān University

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The aim of this study was to investigate the barriers of implementation of the new internship program at Farhangiān University. It was an applied research and its method was descriptive-survey. In the qualitative section of the study, the barriers to implementation of the internship program were extracted through analyzing the documents and in the quantitative part of the study, the faculty members' views on the barriers were studied, using a survey. The statistical population of the qualitative section included the working-report of the internship groups of campuses of Farhangiān University throughout the country, since the first period of the internship program implementation. The statistical population of quantitative section also included the faculty members of Farhangiān University (N=2057). About 326 people were selected as the research sample. The research tools were documents and the researcher-made questionnaire. In the qualitative section, the managerial, structural, financial, planning, human and communicative barriers, alongside the theoretical approaches of the internship course, and also the monitoring and appraisal of program were identified. In the quantitative section, it was revealed that all the extracted barriers prevent the successful implementation of the new internship program. Findings showed that the barriers of monitoring and appraisal of program with mean 4/02 and financial ones with mean 3/92 were the most influential barriers of the new internship programs' implementation. Also, a significant difference was observed in the area of barriers of implementing new internship program based on the teaching experience. The research results open up new windows for fundamental attention to the students' internships and create the desired changes in the review of the new internship program. The ministry of education and Farhangiān University's Planning for removing the detected barriers in the present research can result in the successful implementation of the new internship program.

 

* (PhD), Farhangiān University, azer1383@yahoo.com