A critique of students' Indigenious selection policy: The need for a comprehensive and research based policy

Document Type : Original Article


Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Bo Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran



Objective: The students’ Indigenous selection policy was approved and announced in 1990. There have been criticisms of the plan since then. Despite these criticisms, some continue to insist on the positive consequences of this plan. This article seeks to critique the rough construction assumptions that led to the approval of this policy.
Methods: To show the problems of this policy, the library study method (desk study) has been used. For this purpose, all studies that were directly or indirectly related to this policy were critically reviewed and analyzed. Also, some of these critiques were analyzed based on different theories.
Results: The findings show that this program was carried out without a thorough and in-depth expert work, and its fundamental arguments were in many cases nothing more than fallacies. It has open issues and covers the managerial weaknesses of the responsible organizations in the issues mentioned in it.
Conclusion: With attention to theoretical and analytical arguments and the researches which have done in this subject, researches and arguments of the proponents have been challenged and suggestions and solutions have been presented in some fields. The general argument is that this program should have been run as a pilot, and after 


Babadi Akasheh., Sharif, S.M., Jamshidian, A. (2010) Providing and Extending Equal Opportunity and Educational Justice in Education in Isfahan, Social Welfare Quarterley, Volume 10, Issue 37, 287-305.
Balali, E., Makhdoomi, K. (2021). Spatial Segregation or Social Segregation? A Comparative Study of Marriage Patterns of Women in the High and Low-Class Regions of Hamadan Province, Journal of Applied Sociology, 32(2), 129-150. Doi: 10.22108/jas.2021.122682.1896
Baseri ,Ahmad; Shirzad Abbassian; karimi behrouz (2018)   The Relation between Social Capital and Ethnic Convergence In West Azerbaijan Province, Journal of Crisis Management and Emergency Situations, Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 34, 115-141.
Bazrafshan Moghadam, M., Mahdavishakib , A., Khojaste Bujar, M. (2014)  A survey on managers’, experts’ and students' viewpoints towards carrying out native selection for admission of Universities Students and Higher Education Institutions, Journal of Educational Measurement and Evaluation Studies, Volume 4, Issue 5 - Serial Number 5, 81-113
Edwards , Richard  ,  Pual Armestrong & Nod Miller (2001 ) Include me out : critical readings of social exclusion , social inclusion and lifelong learning ; International Journal of Lifelong  Education , vol. 20 , no. 5 ,
Esmaeilpour-Bandboni M., Naderi-Shad,Kobrai-Abkenar, Gholami Chaboki (2017) Students’ Viewpoints about Academic Failure and Some Related Factors in Guilan University of Medical Sciences,  Research in Medical Education, Volume 9, Issue 3,65-72
Fakohi, N. (2020) The Indigeneous selection increases social problems, available at: https://vista.ir/w/a/21/pql6r/
Ghanimati,H.,; Mahdavi, M.S. (2008). Investigating the effect of student marriage on the general functional dimensions of the social system, Journal of Family Research, 4(4),387-405
Ghodrati, H., Maghsodzadeh F. (2019) A Qualitative Study on the Experience of Dormitory Life among Female Students with an Emphasis on their Problems, Journal of Iranian Higher Education, 11 (2):59-83
URL: http://ihej.ir/article-1-1288-fa.html
Habibzadeh S, Alizadeh H, Pourfarzi F, Ghasemi A, Amini maleki T. (2011) Educational Decline and its Effective Factors in Students. Journal of Health and Care.; 13 (3), ???? .URL: http://hcjournal.arums.ac.ir/article-1-99-fa.html
Haj Hosseini, H. (2006) A look at immigration theories, Strategy Quarterly, No. 41, 35-46
Hajian Moghadam, F., Salehi Amiri, R., GHafari, G. (2017). Designing a strong family model, the subject of the vision document of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the horizon of 1404 AH, Journal of Iranian Social Studies, 11(1), 36-68.
Jamali,  E.,Baghi Yazdel, R. (2016) Investigation of the Challenges of Indigenous Selection in University Entrance Exams in Iran. Journal of Iranian Higher Education, 8 (2) :1-30 و URL: http://ihej.ir/article-1-874-en.html
Janparvar, M., Salehabadi, R., Ahmadabadi, A. (2011) Pathology of national identity resulting from the admission of native students in universities, Sociological Studies of Iran, Volume 4, Number 12,41-60
Janparvar, M., Ghaforian, M., Naderi Chenar, Z. (2020). Investigating the Effective Factors of Political Management on the Regulation of Urban Spaces. Journal of Geography and Regional Development, 17(2), 293-313. doi: 10.22067/geography.v17i2.81209
Jouhari Z, Yamani N, Omid A, Shakour M, Bazrafkan L. (2015) Attitude of Students Resident in Dormitory on the Importance and Role of Environmental Factors on Physical, Psychological and Educational Status. Medical Education Journal, 3 (1):15-22 URL: http://mededj.ir/article-1-107-fa.html
Kaplan, H (2004). Urban Geography, US: Wiley Publication
Karimi, A. (2012). A Theoretical Reflection on the Relationship between Higher Education and Social Cohesion: Brief Review of Malaysian Experience,. National Studies Journal, 12(1), 77-104.
Kenyon, Susan; Lyons, Glenn; Rafferty, Jackie (2002) Transport and Social Exclusion: Investigating the Possibility of Promoting Inclusion Through Virtual mobility, Journal of Transport Geography, 10(3):207-219.
Khandagh, N., Kosari, A. (2018). Indigenous Selection Impact of Higher Education on Social Cohesion in Iran. National Studies Journal, 19(75), 67-84.
Kirkebøen, L., Leuven, E., Mogstad, M. (2021) College as a marriage market, NBER working paper series, online at: http://www.nber.org/papers/w28688
Lichter, Daniel T. , Anderson, Robert N. and Hayward, Mark D.  (1995) Marriage Markets and Marital Choice, Journal of Family Issues, vol.16, No. 4, 412-431
Mahmoudi Rad, Maryam; Arasteh, Hamid Reza ; Student dormitories as communities for learning, (2004). Journal of Medicine and Cultivation, 13(2), 45-54
Mehr Alizadeh, Yadollah; Rajabi Memari, Ismail; And Elhampour, Hussein  (2012) Political pathology of localization (content analysis of websites and public media of the country), . Journal of Iranian Higher Education, 4(4).
Merton, Robert K. (1972) Insiders and Outsiders: A Chapter in the Sociology of Knowledge, American Journal of Sociology, Volume 78, Number 1.
Motamedi, A., (2005). Investigating the factors related to the maintenance of specialized forces in deprived areas. Sociological Review, 26(26),No.1117, 175-197
Nad Ali, H.   (2014) Analysis of ethnic solidarity in Iran with emphasis on social capital, 8th Congress of the Geopolitical Association of Iran Sympathy of Iranian Ethnic Cohesion and National Authority, Sanandaj, available at: https://civilica.com/doc/433366
Nazari, A., Bagheri,S. (2011) Higher Education and National Solidarity in Iran (1989-2005), National Studies Quarterly , Volume 12, Issue 1 , 3-28.
Nikbakhsh, B. (2015) This Study Examined the Social Factors Affecting Educational Failure Girl Faculty of Humanities PNU of Ahwaz. Quarterly Journal of Social Development (Previously Human Development), 9(2), 183-202.
Nourbakhsh, S., Haeri, S. (2011). Sociological survey of success in entrance examination. Higher Education Letter, 4(15), 33-57.
Osmond, Jennifer and Darlington,Yvonne (2005)  Reflective analysis: Techniques for facilitating reflection, Australian Social Work, Vol. 58, No. 1
Parand, K., Rafiei Rad, R., Sharifi, M., Abdi, B., Gholami, K., Farahdoost, F., Paizi, M. (2008) A Research to study the consequences of student indigenenous selection in 2008; Center for Studies, Researces and Educational Evaluation of the Sanjesh Organization, Department of Social Studies
Pestel, N. (2017) Searching on Campus? Marriage Market Effects of the Student Gender Composition, IZA – Institute of Labor Economics, DP No. 11175 online at: www.iza.org
Salehi Amiri, S. R. (2006). Ethnic diversity management based on social capital theories ,The scientific Journal of Strategy Volume 14, Issue 2 - Number 40.
Salehi Omran, E., Alishavandi, A. (2013). Admission Policies of Indigenous Students and its Relationship with the National Solidarity. National Studies Journal, 13(2), 53-74.
Sohrabzadeh, M., Mohammadi rozbahanei, K., Hoseinezadeh, S. (2020) Assessment of Socio-cultural and Political Impact of Continuation to Run Natively Selection of Students in Higher Education from the Perspective of Higher Education Experts (Experts and Deputies of Universities Affiliated to the Ministry of Science and Ministry of Health). Educational Measurement and Evaluation Studies, 10(29), 145-165. doi: 10.22034/emes.2020.39885
Soulet , M.H. (2006) Exclusion , the Vitality of an old nation for European Social Policy Agenda, on line at : http://www.ufsia.ac.be/fps/socrates/abstract%20Marc-Henry%20soulet.doc 
Tavakoli, A., Fakohi, N. (2007). The Role of Linguistic, Ethnic and Local Identities in the Development of Higher Education. Cultural Studies & Communication, 3(9), 127-160.
Ubesekera, D. M & J. Luo (2008). “Marriage and Family Life Satisfaction: A Literature Review”, Sabaramuwa University Journal, Vol. 8(1), 1-17.
Valigholizadeh, A. (2017). Spatial Analysis of the Effects of Centralization In the Formation of Spatial – Territorial Inequalities in Iran. Research Political Geography Quarterly, 1(4), 139-168. doi: 10.22067/pg.v1i4.67285
Van Leeuwen, M.H. D. , Maas, I. (2019) A historical community approach to social homogamy in the past, The History of the Family, 24:1, 1-14, DOI:10.1080/1081602X.2019.1570532