The major objective of this research was developing a quality promoting model for girls’ education in the less-developed rural areas. If the submitted model could result in qualitative education in less-developed areas, it could be used as a basis to develop other models. For this purpose, major issues of Rask girls’ education was determined on the basis of Pareto Chart and an instructional model and package was designed based on that. The research question was:” What is the impact of the developed quality promoting model on girls’ school achievement and their school absenteeism in less-developed rural areas?” The target population of the research was elementary school girls of Rask- Sistan-o-Baluchistan Province. The research sample consisted of 866 students who were selected through simple random sampling technique, after analyzing educational indicators. Then, the sample was divided into experimental and control groups. The independent variable was the developed quality promoting model that was designed on the basis of participative and cooperative teaching methods and it was implemented in 2008-2009 academic year on the experimental group. At the end of the academic year, the effects of this independent variable on dependent variables, i.e., courses scores, communicative skills, attitude towards school and also their rate of school absenteeism was examined The results showed significant differences between experimental and control groups. So, we could conclude that all of the hypotheses were confirmed. In other words, the developed model has been effective in increasing girls’ courses scores, communicative skills, and affective attitude towards school. Also, it led to their decreasing rate of school absenteeism.
A study on quality promoting model for girls’ education in the less-developed rural areas and examining its effectiveness