ERIC Number: ED238117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Managing Quality Circles Effectively.
Satterwhite, Frank J. Omowale
Specifically designed for teachers, administrators, and other school decision-makers, this monograph outlines ways quality circles can be used to improve educational planning and decision-making. The first of four sections defines quality circles as a group of workers who identify, analyze, and propose solutions to problems within their scope of expertise. Section II outlines the interaction method, a set of tools and techniques for managing successful meetings based on participant roles and effective management and planning. Section III, which discusses the meeting as a decision-making tool, describes why meetings are held, types of task oriented meetings, and reasons meetings fail or succeed. Finally, in section IV, the author delineates the specifics of holding educational quality circle meetings. The important components for success are good planning (purpose, agenda, facility), the participants (facilitator, recorder, members, secretary), meeting management (plan, technique, record keeping, ground rules), the group process, and follow through on decisions. Included are a pre-assessment and a concluding exercise. (MD)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics, Leaders Guides, Meetings, Needs Assessment, Participative Decision Making, Problem Solving
San Mateo County Office of Education, Public Information Office, 333 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA.
Identifiers: Quality Circles
Note: Prepared for the Educational Quality Circles Consortium. For related documents, see EA 016 205-211 and EA 016 289.