ERIC Number: ED387875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
The Teaching of Dr. W. E. Deming and the Performance Domains of the National Commission for the Principalship.
House, Jess E.
This paper considers the total-quality-management teachings of W. E. Deming as a basis for the redesign of educational-administration preparation programs. The performance domains developed by the National Commission for the Principalship (jointly sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary School Principals) provide the framework for discussing Deming's theory. The commission criticized educational-administration programs as inadequate and called for the design of new programs. The paper describes the following domains that should be included in administrator-education programs: leadership, information collection and usage, staff development, and motivation. Deming's Fourteen Points, the concept of profound knowledge, the attributes of a leader, the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle for improvement, and control charts are discussed. Two tables are included. The appendix contains a list of performance domains as defined by the commission. A list of the performance domains of the National Commission for the Principalship is appended. Contains 11 references. (Author/LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (Minneapolis, MN, October 30-November 1, 1992).