ERIC Number: ED357974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Quality in Education. Report Prepared by the Subcommittee on Technology and Competitiveness Transmitted to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
This report is based on the record of three Congressional subcommittee hearings that examined: how the principles of total quality management can be used to improve schools; how companies can work with schools to assure that new workers are able to perform in a total quality environment in the workplace; and how modern computer-based educational technologies can aid in assuring that graduates of the nation's high schools are educated and possess the technological literacy required of careers they seek. After a background section on the subcommittee's scope of interest, summaries of the testimonies given by witnesses at the hearings on quality in education and total quality management techniques are provided. Findings and conclusions reported include that: (1) principles of total quality management can be adopted for application within education; (2) computer-based instruction used in business can be a model for schools seeking to increase the use of technology; (3) schools are not adequately preparing students for the workplace; (4) lack of requisite mathematics, science, and literacy skills in the workplace is a deterrent to implementing total quality management in a firm; and (5) employee training in skills unique to the firm is a necessary component of total quality management. Five recommendations involving the interrelationship between schools, business, and the Federal Government are made. (MDH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Education Work Relationship, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, Instructional Improvement, Literacy, Mathematics Education, School Business Relationship, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Secondary Education, Small Businesses, Total Quality Management
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.