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This book shows how Deming's Total Quality Management (TQM) theory for organizational management can be integrated with the effective-schools literature. Part 1 compares the 14 principles of TQM with the tenets of effective-schools research. The second part develops a blueprint for creating the total quality effective school. The conceptual framework is based on four common places--the teacher, the learner, the subject, and the setting--which interact with instructional processes to produce student learning outcomes. Tools for implementing the total quality effective school are described in part 3, which include the following: restructuring yesterday's school; changing the locus of decision making; empowering teachers; aligning curriculum and instruction; using information-processing technology; identifying the best practices; applying statistical process controls; using student performance measures; and assessing correlates of effective schools. Finally, the implementation process follows five stages: clarify and codify goals; establish student-performance standards; operationalize performance measures; analyze quality; and implement solutions in a quality way. (Contains 21 references.) (LMI)

Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Theories, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Climate, Organizational Theories, Productivity, Program Implementation, School Effectiveness, Total Quality Management

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Autor: Lezotte, Lawrence W.


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