عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this study was to present a model for promoting professional competence for high school educational assistants in Bushehr province. The research method was applied-fundamental in terms of purpose; it was descriptive-survey in terms of data collection method and it wasqualitative-quantitative in terms of data type. The statistical population of the qualitative part of the study consisted of 24 education experts were selected through purposive non-random sampling. The statistical population of the study consisted of 1865 individuals in the secondary education of all high school deputies of Bushehr province. 318 persons were selected as sample using structural equation sampling method and multi-stage cluster sampling method. Data collection tools were semi-structured interviews and researcher-made questionnaires. Validity and reliability of the tools were calculated and verified. The method of data analysis in the qualitative part of theoretical coding was based on the data theoretic method and in quantitative part, tests such as Pearson correlation, confirmatory factor analysis and exploratory factor analysis were used. The results showed that the components of professional competence of Boushehr provincial deputies included cognitive-skill competency, attitude-behavioral competency and managerial competence. The findings also showed that the factors influencing the professional competence of the assistants included internal factors (individual characteristics, curriculum, management, information technology) and external factors (educational policies, media and a healthy society). In addition, in the present study, mechanisms, platforms and barriers to promotion of professional competence of farm assistants in Bushehr province were identified.