Examining the Opinions of Faculty Members on the Internationalization Approach to Higher Education Curriculum

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This research was conducted to examine opinions of faculty members on the internationalization approach to higher education curriculum. As such, it was attempted to make use of a descriptive survey method in order to conduct the study. The statistical population of the study included faculty members at Imam Khomeini International University, University of Tehran and Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. A sample of 320 individuals were finally selected. The researcher-made questionnaire was the main research instrument used in this study. The main dimensions of this instrument were as follows: Requirements, Training Outcomes, Research Consequences and Strengths of Internationalization of Curriculum. The Cronbach's Alpha Coefficient of the latter instrument was 0.81. Given the viewpoints of faculty members, it was indicated that they were in agreement with requirements of internationalization and that internationalization of curriculum at desired status would lead to coordination with international training standards, improvement of international education, updating professors’ specialized knowledge and finally expansion of academic top courses at the international level. However, they thought that the sub-items of requirements of internationalization of curriculum in the current state of higher education in the country were below average.


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