ERIC Number: ED342050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May-26
Reference Count: N/A
National Educational Quality Initiative, Cosponsored by the Federal Interagency Committee on Education and the American Society for Quality Control. Report of the Seminar (Washington, District of Columbia, May 26, 1988).
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs.
On Thursday, May 26, 1988, representatives from Federal departments and agencies, education associations, and members of the American Society for Quality Control attended a seminar in Washington, D.C., that proposed, and explored the feasibility of, a National Educational Quality Initiative. This document comprises the proceedings from this conference, along with an administrative summary. After a seminar agenda and three welcoming addresses by seminar cochairmen and an official from the U.S. Department of Education, three major presentations are included. "Broad Overview of Quality" by W. A. J. Golomski defines the "quality sciences" and emphasizes the importance of voluntary standards of quality to education. "Quality Service and Staff in a Training Environment" by A. B. Godfrey discusses the principles of quality planning, quality control, and quality improvement in business, and shows how these principles can be applied to classroom instruction. "Software Quality Fundamentals" by V. R. Basili discusses the problems involved in assessing software quality and argues for a goal-oriented approach to managing and engineering software development. Included is a question-and-answer session for the presenters' panel, followed by a panel wrapup and identification of following effort. (TE)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Conference Proceedings, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Development, Organizational Development, Outcomes of Education, Quality Control, School Effectiveness, Seminars, Staff Development, Standards
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs.