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ERIC Number: ED357427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Application of W. Edwards Deming's Principles to the Akron City School District: A Journal of the First Year.
Trenta, Louis S., Jr.
The author kept a journal during the year he worked to establish a Division of Accountability for the Akron, Ohio, public schools system. Trenta had been the chief personnel officer for the school system with supervisory responsibility for the Department of Research and Evaluation. This journal begins in October 1991. At the time, the school district was undergoing a major reorganization. The reorganization involved increasing site-based decision making by teachers and principals. However, Trenta saw that the principles of site-based management and enlargement of the central-district office conflicted. Trenta used the 14 points of W. Edwards Deming as the means to blend the basic principles of effective schools, site-based management, and participative management. The journal continues with periodic entries chronicling how teachers and administrators in the Akron school system participated in a Xerox Corporation quality training program using Total Quality Management techniques. Trenta's account of the process Akron Public Schools went through in its reorganization continues until late June 1992 when he left to head Cleveland-area Catholic schools. (JPT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A