ERIC Number: ED378156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Creating Learning Organizations: The Deming Management Method Applied to Instruction (Quality Teaching & Quality Learning). A Paradigm Application.
This paper presents W. Edwards Deming's 14 management points, 7 deadly diseases, and 4 obstacles that thwart productivity, and discusses how these principles relate to teaching and learning. Application of these principles is expected to increase the quality of learning in classrooms from kindergarten through graduate level. Examples of the management points include "cease dependence on mass inspection" and "drive out fear." An example of the deadly diseases is "emphasis on short-term profits." An example of the obstacles that thwart productivity is "seeking examples to follow rather than developing solutions." In a three-column format, the paper lists: (1) Deming's guiding principles for Quality Management, (2) instructional applications of the principles for Quality Teaching, and (3) learner applications of the principles for Quality Learning. For example, the first management principle is "create constancy of purpose for improvement of product and service," accompanied by an instructional application advising teachers to "constantly improve and experiment with instruction" and a learner application advising students to "constantly seek self-improvement in learning approaches and techniques." (JDD)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instruction, Models, Organizational Development, School Administration, School Effectiveness, Total Quality Management
Peter Loehr, 306 Atterbury Blvd., Hudson, OH 44236 ($7 including postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A