ERIC Number: ED442459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-27
Dreadnought: Educational Reform. Powerful Education for the 21st Century.
Strowder, William M.; Strowder, Howard A.
This paper first outlines the need for an application of Total Quality Management (TQM) principles to create a Total Quality Education (TQE) System. The paper then suggests that a combination of Competency Based Grading (CBG), Computer Aided Instruction (CAI), Business Internships (Externships) and their Merit/Demerit System for behavioral management would create an individualized educational format that lends itself readily to computer support and effectively integrates computer technologies into the educational process. Each of these elements that make up the "Dreadnought(R)" System are described, as well as an administration feature. The system is named after HMS Dreadnought, a 20th Century warship of superior design. The special considerations of school organization, politics, legal support, and community support for the program are discussed, followed by the implementation plan, consisting of a survey of existing systems, development of exams and software, installation, network configuration, teacher training, and final registration and orientation process. (AEF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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