Principals' perceptions of the use of total quality management concepts for school improvement in Mauritius : leading or misleading?

Ah-Teck, Jean Claude and Starr, Karen 2012, Principals' perceptions of the use of total quality management concepts for school improvement in Mauritius : leading or misleading?, International journal of learning, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 1-16.

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Title Principals' perceptions of the use of total quality management concepts for school improvement in Mauritius : leading or misleading?
Author(s) Ah-Teck, Jean Claude
Starr, Karen
Journal name International journal of learning
Volume number 18
Issue number 4
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Altona, Vic.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1447-9494
1447-9540
Keyword(s) 'quality' education
total quality management (TQM)
educational leadership
school improvement
Mauritius education system
Summary As a small island country, Mauritius is relying on its human capital and innovative hi-tech industry to ensure future economic viability in the global market. As such, Mauritian education authorities are seeking ways to raise educational standards. One idea being canvassed is that Total Quality Management (TQM) could provide the framework for Mauritian school leaders to deliver imperatives for change and improvement and to achieve the aim of ‘world- class quality education.’ This paper reports the findings of a research into Mauritian principals’ current practices in line with TQM tenets and their perceptions about the usefulness or otherwise of ideas implicit in TQM. The findings indicate that whilst principals agree with current progressive notions and thinking compatible with the TQM philosophy, they have not fully translated them into their practice. The paper identifies challenges and opportunities worthy of discussion for school improvement in twenty-first century Mauritius with its high-tech, world-class ambitions.
Language eng
Field of Research 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio Economic Objective 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Common Ground, Jean Claude Ah-Teck, Karen Starr
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30043044

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