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Analyzing the globalization of education; identifying the current dimensions and situation (Case Study: Islamic Azad Universities of Mazandaran Province)
Saieed Zahedpasha1 , Kiumars Niazazari 2, Maryam Taghvaee yazdi1
1- Islamic Azad University, Sari Branch, Iran
2- Islamic Azad University, Sari Branch, Iran , k.niazazari@gmail.com
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Introduction: Globalization is the most obvious difference between now and then, and perhaps no phenomenon has attracted the attention of thinkers, politicians, economists, and cultural authorities as much as globalization at the beginning of the third millennium. Accordingly, this study was conducted to investigate the dimensions of globalization of education in the different branches of Islamic Azad University of Mazandaran province.
Methods: The purpose of this applied study was to investigate the dimensions of globalization of education by applying a quantitative method. The statistical population consisted of 760 faculty members of the universities of Mazandaran province using Cochran formula and cluster random sampling. A multi-stage and relative proportional stratification of 255 individuals was considered as sample size. A questionnaire was used for data collection. The confirmatory factor analysis was used to check the construct validity, and for convergent validity, the extracted mean variance index was used. Data were analyzed by SPSS software. 
Results: The results showed that all dimensions of education globalization had a factor load above 0.5 and seven identified factors upon Varimax rotation explained 90.23% of the total variance including the share of multilingualism of universities (38/736%), the share of capable faculty ((22/223) 19%), the share of new technology (11/196%), the share of new curricula (6/624%), the share of communication with other universities (6/492%), the share of becoming a corporate (4/915%) and the share of management and leadership (1.679 percent).
Conclusion: The results of exploratory factor analysis showed that seven factors "multilingualism of universities, capable faculty, new technology, new curricula, communication with other universities, becoming a corporate and management and leadership" were identified as dimensions of globalization of education and multilingualism of universities had the worst status compared to other dimensions. 
Keywords: Globalization, Higher Education, Free Universities, Mazandaran Province
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Received: 2019/11/16 | Accepted: 2020/07/23 | Published: 2021/09/1

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