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Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase is an online resource to aid educators in nurturing school climates conducive to learning. It is organized around five elements aimed at developing a positive learning climate.

Task 3: Implement Quality Assurance Process

Guideline: Dr. W. Edwards Deming, a noted thinker and proponent of quality, spoke of a system comprised of seven parts - aim, customers, suppliers, input, process, output, and quality measurement. In his view, if any one piece was missing than you simply had a collection of pieces and not a system. Embracing a systems approach to creating a safer school climate enables a school's staff to focus their improvement efforts on those tasks that bring value to their work.




A Systems Perspective on Accomplishing Improvement

Accomplishing improvement requires a systems view of the education process within a school and school district. The document offers a perspective on applying quality management systems to accomplishing school improvement initiatives. Additional resources are offered for principals to use with improvement efforts.

American Society for Quality

This link is to the offical website of The American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Quality in Education

This link is to the education section of the American Society for Quality's website addressing quality in education from K-16.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and are intended for general reference purposes only. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the Center, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Some resources on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This website archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.