ERIC Number: ED360708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Staff Development and Total Quality Management.
Norris, Gerald L.; Norris, Joye H.
Professional development is an emerging view of faculty development that places teachers in charge of their own professional growth. The emergence of Total Quality Management (TQM) provides a vehicle for designing professional development to meet the needs of individuals and the organizations that employ them. The eight tenets of Deming's theory of TQM that relate directly to professional development are discussed: change beliefs, demonstrate leadership by example, encourage renewal, create a culture of continuous improvement, drive out fear, promote collaboration, eliminate reliance on evaluation, and promote pride. In summary, a fundamental aspect of professionalism is assuming responsibility for one's professional development. For a learning organization to exist, it must be composed of individual learners who can be encouraged through the use of TQM concepts. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Creating Quality Schools (2nd, Oklahoma City, OK, March 25-27, 1993).