ERIC Number: ED468490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
A Model for Technovocational School-Based Curriculum Planning and Evaluation under the Framework of Total Quality Management.
In the current climate of rapid technological advance and social value change, many have suggested that schools should use a school-based approach to curriculum planning. How to design such a curriculum in order to train graduates suited for employment has become an important issue. Many domestic and international enterprises have successfully applied total quality management (TQM) to enhance the quality of their services and products. This article discusses the challenges that may be encountered in school-based curriculum design and implementation. Then a systems approach is used to construct, considering strategic and technical aspects, a model for curriculum planning and evaluation for reference by school organizations. The model consists of five stages, each of which is further divided. These stages are: (1) preparation; (2) design; (3) development; (4) implementation; and (5) evaluation. This comprehensive system emphasizes a customer-needs orientation and continuous evaluation and improvement. (Contains 1 figure and 34 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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