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Vainker, Stephen – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2021
This paper explores the issue of how children come to be treated as workers in schools that are run as though they were businesses. It describes how the 'soft' form of human resource management provides a useful model for school reform, since it seeks to increase the productivity of the worker through 'humanistic' means, treating the worker as a…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Quality Circles, Personnel Management, Educational Change
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Muchenje, Fungisai; Kelly, Catherine – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2021
This systematic review used framework synthesis methodology to explore literature describing problem-solving, circle and consultation groups in schools (PSGs). The review sought to understand the underlying mechanisms which contribute to the reported success of these groups. Key themes contributing to positive outcomes associated with these groups…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Consultation Programs, Groups, Intervention
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Hamilton, Jayne; Purdy, Noel; Willems, Roy A.; Smith, Peter K.; Culbert, Catherine; Brighi, Antonella; Fiedler, Nora; Guarini, Annalisa; Mameli, Consuelo; Menin, Damiano; Scheithauer, Herbert; Völlink, Trijntje – Pastoral Care in Education, 2020
Digital communication technologies play an important role in the social development of young people, but can create vulnerabilities to cyberbullying and other negative online experiences. The "Blurred Lives" project aimed to tackle cyberbullying innovatively using a co-participatory approach, collaborating with 14-16-year olds living in…
Descriptors: Quality Circles, Empowerment, Disadvantaged Youth, Bullying
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Wardrip, Peter Samuelson; Gomez, Louis M.; Gomez, Kimberley – Teacher Development, 2015
To address teacher isolation in schools, more reform leaders are finding hope in establishing professional communities as a way to promote continuous school improvement. This case study presents one approach for developing teacher professional community: a teacher work circle. Using the characteristics of professional community created by Kruse,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Literacy, Teacher Collaboration, Case Studies
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Hosgörür, Vural – Education, 2014
This study aims to define and explain the establishment, functioning and problems of school development management teams (SDMTs), similar to quality circles used in total quality management practices, for the purposes of continuous development and improvement of schools on the basis of the planned school development model. This is a qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Circles, Total Quality Management, Management Development
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Bird, Lyn – i.e.: inquiry in education, 2011
This article outlines the "Inquiry Cycle" at Ilam School in New Zealand. It is underpinned by the main tenets of the New Zealand Curriculum "Teaching as Inquiry" statement. Ilam's cycle involves seven core elements that evolved over a two-year, whole-school journey focused on developing a meaningful localised curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Researchers, National Curriculum, Inquiry
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Shattuck, Kay – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
One of the dilemmas faced by today's faculty is assuring quality in online courses. As one solution to that dilemma, Quality Matters (QM), a program of MarylandOnline, built a rubric of design standards informed by existing research literature and best practices. The rubric was implemented within a faculty-centred, peer review process in which…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Instructional Design, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Di Pierro, Marianne – Journal of Faculty Development, 2011
Concept papers and quality circles help future dissertation advisors improve doctoral student success in the completion of the Ph.D. and increase retention. Through these tools, students navigate the conceptual development of a topic and evaluate final drafts of chapters. Implementation of these innovations indicates positive trends in the…
Descriptors: Quality Circles, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Dissertations, Best Practices
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Shah, Mahsood – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2012
External quality audits are now being used in universities across the world to improve quality assurance, accountability for quality education and transparency of public funding of higher education. Some countries such as Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Sweden and Denmark have had external quality audits for more than a decade but there…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Quality Control, Educational Quality
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McClaran, Anthony – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2010
It might not have been quite what he had in mind when he said it, but Aristotle was right: good quality assurance must be a habit embedded at every level within higher education, not an isolated occurrence. But even good habits can become mere routine, in danger of being emptied of their original purpose and meaning. Periodically, review and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Educational Quality, Quality Circles
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McIntyre, John – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2008
The national reform agenda of the Council of Australian Governments challenges community education agencies to contribute to its goals and raises questions about their capacity to do so. It is crucial to define the conditions that are necessary to develop the capability of adult and community education (ACE) organisations to play a broader social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Community Education, Educational Change
Universities UK, 2008
UK universities are widely regarded as being among the best in the world. Maintaining the highest academic quality and standards is crucial to that reputation. This leaflet explains how universities ensure that students can have confidence that the time and money they invest in their education are well spent. This leaflet summarises the detailed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, National Standards, Educational Quality
Machado, Julien – European Journal of Vocational Training, 2008
Starting from the CVTS-2 survey in which responses by Austrian and French employers revealed their very limited use of "non-school" types of training (on-the-job training, self-learning, job rotation, apprenticeship and quality circles, etc.), the author searches for the reasons for these two European exceptions. Although certain…
Descriptors: Quality Circles, On the Job Training, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Akimoto, Tatsuru – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2008
Examines the traditional Japanese model of university teaching and compares it with the traditional model found in American universities. After a comparative analysis of both approaches, he discusses and raises questions about the feasibility of developing a truly universal methodology, given deep cultural differences and expectations. Describes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Circles, Higher Education, Lecture Method
Blackstock, Douglas; Harvey, Lee; Szanto, Tibor; Pyykko, Riitta; Aelterman, Guy; Lopez-Benitez, Mariano; Vera-Toscano, Esperanza; Fereres, Elias; Cassagne, Claude; Dhainaut, Jean-Francois; Lykova, Viktoriya; Babyn, Ivan – ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), 2010
The annual meeting of the ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) IQA (internal quality assurance) Group gathered some 60 participants in the premises of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) in The Hague in June 2009. This seminar was a successful follow-up to the first ENQA IQA…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries
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