International Journal of
Vocational and Technical Education

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-534X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 113

Full Length Research Paper

A methodology to evaluate both internal and external environments of applied-scientific educational system used in strategic planning

Mohammad Reza Akbari1,2* and Mahmadyusuf Yunusi
  1Department of Mathematics, Enghelab-E-Eslami Center of Higher Technical Education, Iran. 2Department of Economics and Management, Tajikistan National University, P. O. Box 1483877761, Tehran, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 09 February 2011
  •  Published: 31 October 2011



In the present work, we introduce a new model to evaluate an educational system, namely the applied-scientific system. This model provides us with a deep knowledge of different aspects of educational system including its organizational weakness and strength. Within our approach, making use of the production function and the calculated education area function, it is also possible to recognize different strategic aspects of an educational system and consequently improve it. This model, for the first time, provides the numerical values of both substantial and total factors of the educational system and, in a systematic manner, mathematically simulates the educated production function, the education area function, etc. Our proposed model could be extended to study an industrial system as well.


Key words: Mathematical model, educational system, strategic planning, internal and external environments.