ERIC Number: ED351767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
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A Paradigm Shift for Educational Administrators: The Total Quality Movement.
Hough, M. J.
This paper reviews the major ideas of the seminal total quality management theorists, such as Deming, Crosby, Juran, Ishikawa, and Imai, to illustrate how total quality management is applicable to education. It is argued that there is a need for a paradigm shift in educational administration. The first part reviews current Australian societal ideas and pressures and develops the concept of a "social discontinuity" effect. The second part summarizes the ideas of the total quality movement. Part 3 analyzes selected paradigms in educational administration, commenting on their relevance to the current Australian educational paradigm--the "design concept." A series of key issues are provided as a focus for administrators' reactions and discussion. Two tables are included. Ten attachments summarize selected educational administration paradigms. (Contains 18 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Council for Educational Administration (Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, July 1992).