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The Educational Needs Assessment of Curriculum of Rehabilitation Management: A Qualitative Study
Kianoush Abdi , Sara Ghanaatian Chabzari , Hamidreza Khankeh , MohammadAli Hosseini *
University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Introduction: Currently, the students’ perspectives about different aspects of education in educational institutions are being analyzed worldwide. So, determining their perception and expectations of the quality of educational services can provide the educational planners with valuable information for promotion of educational services. This study was carried out to identify the educational needs of the master students and graduates of rehabilitation management. 
Materials and Methods:This qualitative content analysis was conducted on 18 students and graduates of rehabilitation management using a semi-structured interview. The obtained data were analyzed through content analysis.  
Results: After verbatim transcription of the interviews and encoding the data, the related codes derived from the students’ viewpoints were classified into six categories, including concordance of units, entry qualifications and job status, trainer’s competence, efficient trainee, revision of teaching methods and quality assurance.  
Conclusions: The results indicated that participants believed compatibility of courses in terms of content, syllabus and coefficient of units, and inadequacy of management units were due to changes in curriculum. Further, the participants contended teachers play a pivotal role in learning. The students and graduates were dissatisfied with poor quality of education and considered the necessity of interview and a two-phase admission policy. To this end, it is necessary to revise the student’s admission process and curriculum of rehabilitation management program.  

Keywords: Educational need assessment, rehabilitation management, qualitative.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Educational Strategies
Received: 2016/08/21 | Accepted: 2016/08/21 | Published: 2016/08/21
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Abdi K, Ghanaatian Chabzari S, Khankeh H, Hosseini M. The Educational Needs Assessment of Curriculum of Rehabilitation Management: A Qualitative Study. 3. 2018; 1 (3) :13-18
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