Malcolm and Me: How to Use the Baldrige Process to Improve Your School / Edition 88

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Malcolm and Me describes the seven criteria of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program to improve student achievement: leadership, strategic planning, student and market focus, information and analysis, faculty and staff satisfaction, process management in the classroom and the business office, and results. Each chapter introduces a different Baldrige category and an “essential question” to help the reader see the big picture. Malcolm and Me also includes an appendix for those interested in employing the Baldrige process in their school or who would like to seek the national award. In addition, a Baldrige self-assessment checklist is included to enable readers to evaluate the standing of their classroom, building, or district in regard to the seven criteria.

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Editorial Reviews

School Administrator
a compact and readable text...
Paul Houston
Many educators have heard of the Malcolm Baldrige Award and have expressed an interest in using the ‘Baldrige’ criteria to improve their schools. Malcolm and Me is written by someone who not only made the effort but was singled out for that effort by receiving the Baldrige Award. This book, in easy-to-read and accessible language, maps out the journey for others. It is a must-read for anyone interested in this approach to school system improvement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578860302
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/24/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 88
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard E. Maurer is the superintendent of schools of the Pearl River School District and the 2001 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner. The author of five previous books, he has served in education for over 30 years, nine as a superintendent, and has taught graduate education classes. Sandra Cokeley Pedersen authored the 2001 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award application for the Pearl River School District, one of the first three education recipients. As the district's director of quality and community relations, she has been driven for continuous improvement at Pearl River since 1992.

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Table of Contents

1 Bill's Interview: It's all about People 2 Malcolm's New School: Start in the Middle 3 The Boss Goes First: Model the Progress 4 A Plan for Me: Chart the Course 5 In God We Trust: All Others Bring Data 6 Get Out the Map: Understanding the Blue Fields Way 7 Good Enough Never Is 8 Epilogue: So What Happened to Malcolm and Bill? 9 Appendix A: It is not Continuous Improvement When... 10 Appendix B: How to get Started 11 Appendix C: Are We Making Progress?

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