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Sfakianaki, Eleni; Kaiseroglou, Nikolaos; Kakouris, Andreas – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: Primary education (PE) forms the foundation of high-quality education systems, but it is often underestimated. This paper aims to develop and empirically validate a measurement instrument to study the current stage of total quality management (TQM) implementation in PE. Design/methodology/approach: This study developed a seven-dimensional…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Total Quality Management, Primary Education, Measures (Individuals)
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Giner-Gomis, Antonio; González-Fernández, Raúl; Iglesias-Martínez, Marcos J.; López-Gómez, Ernesto; Lozano-Cabezas, Inés – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the perceptions of preservice teachers regarding their learning during the teaching practicum (TP) period in the context of the pandemic. Specifically, the objectives of this study are to analyze the difficulties and the learning consequences perceived by student teachers and also to identify proposals with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Pandemics, COVID-19
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Cohen-Azaria, Yael – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: In 2012, the Israeli Ministry of Education and its Testing and Evaluation Department introduced a new tool to evaluate the quality of kindergarten teachers' work. This paper aims to identify how kindergarten teachers perceive the new multiple domains performance tool. Design/methodology/approach: The study applied a qualitative paradigm…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Evaluation
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Aizenberg, Merav – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this current study is to follow the development of preservice kindergarten teachers during the practicum phase of their teacher education studies in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the first period of lockdown. Design/methodology/approach: The sample included 38 preservice kindergarten teachers in their…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Student Attitudes, Personal Narratives
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Brinia, Vasiliki; Poullou, Vasiliki; Panagiotopoulou, Angeliki-Rafailia – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the perceptions of pre-school educators for the application of total quality philosophy in kindergartens in the prefecture of Corinthia, Greece. Dimensions, such as the adoption of quality philosophy in the pre-school unit by the superiors, the active participation of teachers in decision-making and human…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten
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LeMahieu, Paul G.; Nordstrum, Lee E.; Greco, Patricia – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This paper is one of seven in this volume that aims to elaborate different approaches to quality improvement in education. It delineates a methodology called Lean for Education. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents the origins, theoretical foundations, core concepts and a case study demonstrating an application in US education,…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Case Studies
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Watson, Kevin; Handal, Boris; Maher, Marguerite – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to investigate the influences of calendar year, year level, gender and language background other than English (LBOTE) on student achievement in literacy and numeracy relative to class size. Design/methodology/approach: Data for this study were collected over five years (2008-2012) as test results from the…
Descriptors: Class Size, Correlation, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students