Total Quality Education: Transforming Schools Into Learning Places

Total Quality Education: Transforming Schools Into Learning Places

by Fenwick W. English, John C. Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803961065

ISBN-13: 9780803961067

Pub. Date: 03/17/1994

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In this book, the authors skillfully adapt the principles of Total Quality Management and apply them to education. They describe how the changes can be implemented in everyday practice and present a learning model. They also provide a planning and troubleshooting guide.

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Overview

In this book, the authors skillfully adapt the principles of Total Quality Management and apply them to education. They describe how the changes can be implemented in everyday practice and present a learning model. They also provide a planning and troubleshooting guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803961067
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/17/1994
Series:
Total Quality Education for the World Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
About the Authors
1The Nature of Total Quality Education1
Striking Parallels Between Deming and Dewey1
TQE Represents True Reform4
Deming's Dim View of Pay Incentives6
Deming's Criticism of U.S. Educational Goals7
Using Deming to Consider Deep Change8
Deming and Curricular Issues12
The Deming Learning Place Versus a School13
2The Learning Place20
Deming's Challenge to Traditional Schooling21
A Glimpse of a Learning Place22
Middle-Range Experiences23
Higher-Range Experiences24
The Learning Council25
Home-Community-Business Linkages25
Replacing Supervision With Consultation25
Reflective Learning26
Temporal/Spatial Forms27
Educational Transformation30
Promoting Reflection in Action30
3The Learning Model for the Learning Place36
Biological Origins of the Personal Curriculum37
Variance of Individuals38
The Self Domain39
The Readiness Domain41
The Competence Domain42
The Inquiry Domain43
Four Teaching Themes45
Linking Situational Teachers to the Domains51
Anticipating Results52
Some Reasonable Expectations52
4Curriculum Planning60
Rejecting Static Curriculum Models60
Rejecting Scientism and False Objectivity62
Planning Systems: Ethico-Political Expressions62
Reexamining Learning and Teaching64
Arena Planning and Nonlinear Models65
Curriculum Chunking71
Rejecting Means-Ends Dichotomies in Schools74
Steps for Developing Elementary Curriculum76
Eliminating Secondary Departmentalization79
Refusing to Engage in Tinkering80
Opposition and Opponents81
Learning-Centered Education83
Moving Toward a TQE Curriculum85
Always "Becoming"85
5Evaluation94
Learning Versus Measurement95
Keeping the Joy in Learning96
Putting Learning First97
Defining Success98
Putting Evaluation in Its Place98
Toward a New Rationale for Evaluation99
Kaizen/Continuous Improvement102
Evaluation as Empowerment103
Planning and Troubleshooting Guide108

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