Document Type : Original Article


Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Social Science, Roudehen Branch of Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


BACKGROUND: One of the serious issues in the field of children’s social and mental health globally,
is conduct disorder. Concerning the special problems of these children, their need for appropriate
education seems vital. Thus, this study aimed to identify the educational deficiencies in the Iranian
education system in terms of educating children with conduct disorder.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This was a qualitative content analysis study of the directed type.
The population was in Tehran City, Iran. This research was performed on 23 individuals using a
triangulation sampling technique and in‑depth interviewing. The study subjects were children with
conduct disorder, their parents, teachers, and social workers, and psychology experts. The study
participants were selected using a purposive sampling method, and the tool used for data collection
was a checklist of questions that has been approved by 4 experts. MAXQDA (version 12) software
was used for data analysis in this study.
RESULTS: The obtained data suggested that the deficits of the educational system in Iran are
classified into four categories, including the lack of knowledge and skills of school staff, the lack of
necessary workforce, the lack of appropriate hardware facilities, and the lack of coordination and
cooperation between individuals and systems.
CONCLUSION: Considering the present study results, to improve the educational status of children
with conduct disorder and reduce their problems, it is necessary to resolve the identified educational
deficiencies as soon as possible by the government, policymakers, and educators.


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