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ERIC Number: ED359611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 111
Abstractor: N/A
Creating the Total Quality Effective School.
Lezotte, Lawrence W.
This book shows how Deming's Total Quality Management (TQM) theory for organizational management can be integrated with the effective-schools literature. Part 1 compares the 14 principles of TQM with the tenets of effective-schools research. The second part develops a blueprint for creating the total quality effective school. The conceptual framework is based on four common places--the teacher, the learner, the subject, and the setting--which interact with instructional processes to produce student learning outcomes. Tools for implementing the total quality effective school are described in part 3, which include the following: restructuring yesterday's school; changing the locus of decision making; empowering teachers; aligning curriculum and instruction; using information-processing technology; identifying the best practices; applying statistical process controls; using student performance measures; and assessing correlates of effective schools. Finally, the implementation process follows five stages: clarify and codify goals; establish student-performance standards; operationalize performance measures; analyze quality; and implement solutions in a quality way. (Contains 21 references.) (LMI)
Effective Schools Products, Ltd., 2199 Jolly Road, Suite 160, Okemos, MI 48864 ($25 prepaid; $2.50 shipping and handling charge on billed orders).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Inst. for Educational Management, Ann Arbor.; Effective Schools Products, Ltd., Okemos, MI.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A