ERIC Number: ED358230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Shaping America's Future III: Proceedings of the National Forum on Transforming Our System of Educating Youth with W. Edwards Deming (June 8, 1992).
National Educational Service, Bloomington, IN.
On June 8, 1992, the presidents of the nation's two largest teachers unions joined the directors and presidents of virtually every educational organization, as well as political leaders and executives from Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler in an effort to redesign U.S. schools using the quality principles of W. Edwards Deming. Panelists spent the morning focusing on creating a new paradigm for education. Deming and Peter Senge spoke on "The Foundations for Transformation." This presentation was followed by questions and two school simulations in which all panelists became students. During the afternoon, panelists divided into three breakout session addressing three topics: "Creating a Model Learning Community,""Creating an Environment in which the New School Thrives," and"Advancing to the Next Stage." Local community leaders from Connecticut and South Carolina presented their new school designs. The forum was marked by stormy debate centered around several issues including Deming's insistence on the elimination of grades and competition in schools. Deming decried systems of competition that are rampant in our society and education system, stating that the "America 2000" plan is a "horrible example" of miracle goals without method. (JB)
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Public Policy, Quality Control, School Community Relationship, School Restructuring
Director of Publications, National Educational Service, 1610 West Third Street, P.O. Box 8, Bloomington, IN 47402.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.; City Univ. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Educational Service, Bloomington, IN.