ERIC Number: ED370168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
TQM in Education: The Theory and How To Put It To Work.
This paper describes how Deming's theory of management can be applied to the educational process. Following an overview of Deming's theory, nine specific questions to ask any theory of education are posed. The differences between education and industry, as well as the differences between quality management and traditional educational approaches, are described. The following contents of education are discussed--vision, knowledge, know-how, wisdom, and character. Suggestions for getting started in the school and classroom are offered. Principles that can be carried over from the industrial experience to education include the "process first" principle and "cease dependence on mass inspection." In conclusion, the teacher's main objective is to put quality into education, which is what makes learning a pleasure and a joy. Putting quality into education means constant change and engagement. Five figures and three tables are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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