ERIC Number: ED454588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Schools of Quality. Third Edition.
Bonstingl, John Jay
This book presents the concept that quality as a keystone philosophy in today's business world can be applied to school systems as a means to improving education and all aspects of school culture, producing a school of quality. The author uses examples such as Japan's adopting William E. Deming's quality-control principles to help it skyrocket from post-World War II destitution to becoming a powerful driving force in the global economy, whereas America experienced a decline. The intelligent application of quality control in process as well as product lowers the costs involved in correcting errors further down the product assembly line. Additionally, the creation of meaningful relationships among departments, work groups, and customers enhances worker morale and effectiveness. Application of this philosophy of Total Quality Management to the school environment produces a meaningful and enriching experience for students, teachers, and administrators conducive to lifelong learning. Appendices provide practical tools for school organizational transformation, charts defining roles for School of Quality participants, Deming's management scheme applied to companies and schools, a comparison of Quality and traditional paradigms, an educational impact report, the SCANS report, a description of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program, and sources of additional information. (RT)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Experience, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Lifelong Learning, Partnerships in Education, School Culture, Total Quality Management
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-7619-7855-0, $24.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-7619-7854-2, $55.95). Tel: 805-499-9734; Fax: 800-4-1-SCHOOL; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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