Analysis of Educational Inequalities in Regional Dimension (Case Study: Counties of Hormozgan Province)
Research/Original Article (ترویجی)
The present study was conducted aiming to analyze educational inequalities in the counties of Hormozgan Province. This study is an applied research that falls in the descriptive-analytical research category. The method of collecting information is library research and the data collection tools, given the research goals, were based on standardized tools such as tables and common forms included in the population and housing consensus (Especially the 2015 Statistical Yearbook of Hormozgan Province). It is worth noting that the statistical population of the study was 13 counties in Hormozgan province. Twenty two components from educational indicators were extracted from the official statistics of the province to assess educational development levels. Then the gray relation method and the cluster hierarchy analysis were used to analyze the components. The assessment reveals wide gaps in distributing and allocating educational opportunities among different counties. It also concludes that Abu Musa County is the only one to score 84/0, which is the highest educational development level in the province. A dozen other counties benefit from a modest level of educational development. Another result is that a sort of deprivation dominates Hormozgan province in terms of educational development.