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Avizhgan M, Mirshah Jafari E, Nasr A, Changiz T. Designing a tool for curriculum leadership development in postgraduate programs. jmed. 2016; 11 (1) :11-26
URL: http://jmed.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-643-en.html

Medical Education Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran , avizhgan@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Leadership in the area of curriculum development is increasingly important as we look for ways to improve our programmes and practices. In curriculum studies, leadership has received little attention. Considering the lack of an evaluation tool with objective criteria in postgraduate curriculum leadership process, this study aimed to design a specific tool and determine the validity and reliability of the tool.

Method: This study is a methodological research.  At first, domains and items of the tool were determined through expert interviews and literature review. Then, using Delphi technique, 54 important criteria were developed. A panel of experts was used to confirm content and face validity. Reliability was determined by a descriptive study in which 30 faculties from two of Isfahan universities and was estimated by internal consistency. The data were analyzed by SPSS software, using Pearson Correlation Coefficient and reliability analysis.

Results: At first, considering the definition of curriculum leadership determined the domains and items of the tool and they were developed primary tool. Expert’s faculties’ views were used in deferent stages of development and psychometry. The tool internal consistency with Cronbach's alpha coefficient times was 96.5. This was determined for each domain separately.

Conclution: Applying this instrument can improve the effectiveness of curriculum leadership. Identifying the characteristics of successful and effective leaders, and utilizing this knowledge in developing and implementing curriculum might help us to have better respond to the changing needs of our students, teachers and schools of tomorrow.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Education
Received: 2015/12/5 | Accepted: 2016/04/5 | Published: 2016/07/3

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