ERIC Number: ED238113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
An Effective Time and Management Strategy in Quality Circles.
Halverson, Don E.
Contending that participation in quality circles enhances effective time management by school administrators and teachers, this guide provides both a theoretical briefing and practical recommendations for better time management. A pre- posttest prefaces a review of basic concepts of quality circles with reference to the work of Abraham Maslow, Douglas McGregor, Rensis Likert, and others. The processes of decision making and problem-solving within the quality circle are outlined. Aspects of time management discussed include the importance of time to management, effectiveness areas of managers and of teachers as managers, a proposed process for setting priorities, overcoming barriers to effective time use, and principles of delegation. An application of time management concepts to quality circles enumerates ways in which participation in quality circles directly supports managers' and teachers' high priority effectiveness areas. Quality circles are credited with improving members' problem-solving and group process skills, raising their self esteem, offering a shared stake and greater commitment to organizational goals, and facilitating greater discretionary use of time. Selected references for further study, sample worksheets such as job objectives and performance standards and time logs, and priority settings materials are appended. (MJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classroom Techniques, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Development, Management Systems, Problem Solving, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Role
San Mateo County Office of Education, Public Information Office, 333 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA.
Identifiers: Quality Circles; Time Management
Note: Prepared for the Educational Quality Circles Consortium. For related documents, see EA 016 205-211 and EA 016 289.