ERIC Number: ED384132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Quality in Education: An Implementation Handbook.
Arcaro, Jerome S.
This book describes how the principles of quality can be applied to education. Based on the work of W. Edwards Deming and Joseph M. Juran, the book outlines a systematic and practical approach to implementing quality in educational settings. It also describes how to encourage staff participation in quality initiatives. Total-quality schools are characterized by a customer focus, total stakeholder participation, progress-assessment measurements, a systems view, and continuous improvement. Fifteen chapters present information on leadership, Total Quality Management (TQM) in education, TQM implementation, the development of quality task teams, the problem-solving cycle, problem-solving tools and techniques, the cost of quality, and continuous-improvement processes. Examples of quality schools are provided. One chapter presents a criteria framework based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award assessment process. Numerous figures, charts, worksheets, and subject index are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, Problem Solving, Program Implementation, Systems Approach, Total Quality Management
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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