ERIC Number: ED367655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Using Total Quality Management (TQM) To Ameliorate Motivational Levels of Ninth through Twelfth Grade Students.
Flores, Paul V.
The program discussed in this paper was developed and implemented to improve student self motivation levels for a target group of 115 9th through 12th grade students who had classes with 1 of 4 participating teachers. Student self-motivation improvement activities were employed over a 12-week implementation period. Strategies developed were all based on Total Quality Management (TQM) principles of empowerment that effectively transform the nature of student/teacher interactions so that they become more positive and less punitive and coercive in nature. Levels of success were measured by administering the Arlin-Hills Attitude Survey, an empirical measure of student motivational levels, to pre- and post-test target populations. In addition, a questionnaire was developed and administered to pre- and post-intervention groups to ascertain differences in the target population's overall commitment to remaining in high school. The results indicated improved levels of student motivation for the target group when comparing their pretest and posttest. Additionally, it was concluded that students participating in this practicum project were more likely to remain in high school as a consequence of the TQM intervention. Appendices include teacher and student questionnaires, an excerpt from "The New Economics," and examples of alternative assessments. (LL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum report, Nova University.