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ERIC Number: ED377141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher's Assessment of the Quality of Their Schools.
Davis, Voyia
Thirty-eight teachers completed the Illinois Quality Schools Index Survey, which measured teachers' attitudes towards characteristics of quality schools. The majority of the teachers felt that the characteristics indicative of a quality school were often implemented in their school. Over half the teachers felt that their schools often or always demonstrated: leadership; a clearly stated mission; clear expectations for administration, staff, students, and parents; more time on teaching and learning; frequent monitoring of what students are taught; preparation of students to be lifetime learners; an atmosphere of cooperation, trust, positiveness, and orderliness; and parent/community participation. The study supports the translation of Total Quality Management (TQM) principles into categories appropriate for quality schools. A key belief of TQM is that quality leads to increased productivity which, in turn, leads to increased job satisfaction in the workplace. The paper concludes that the translation of industrial quality principles into educational practice shows great promise for improving the quality of education in the United States. (Contains 28 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois