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Teams in Education

Creating an Integrated Approach, 1st Edition

By Jerry Arcaro


120 pages

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Paperback: 9781884015526
pub: 1995-04-01
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Easy to use and understand, Teams in Educa-tion: Creating An Integrated Approach is a tool for education professionals who need or want to develop cross-functional or departmental teams in education. This new handbook was specifically designed to provide education professionals with a practical, pragmatic way to create and manage quality teams.

Although there are many team handbooks available today, most are complex and difficult to follow for the average individual. In addition, these books are expensive and many schools or school districts cannot afford to purchase a copy for everyone.

Unlike these existing handbooks, Teams in Education is clearly written in straightforward language that simply describes how to create and manage teams. The reader quickly understands the processes to follow to ensure total participation in team activities and is given the tools to measure and document team progress. As one education professional explained, the reader develops the expertise and understanding necessary to eliminate and manage conflict.

This unique handbook also contains a simple process to encourage everyone to participate in the quality initiative. The 5+5 program outlined in this book is used to demonstrate to staff that no improvement is too small. This technique makes it easier for staff to show the added value of their quality activities to administrators and school board members. Special feature - this 5+5 program is the only program designed to collect the data education professionals need to show that they are making improvements in student and administrative outcomes.

Table of Contents

Why Total Quality Management?

Principles of Quality

Dr. Deming's Fourteen Points of Quality Adapted for Education

Quality Improvement Process

Getting Started

What are the Ingredients for a Successful Team

Stages of Successful Team Building


Quality Steering Committee

Problem Definition

Quality Task Teams

Team Constraints

Team Concept

Team Formation

Team Selection

Team Organization

Managing Team Meetings

Code of Conduct

Meeting Location

Meeting Attendance

Promptness and Attention

Agenda and Minutes

Roles and Responsibilities

Team Skill Assessment

Resource Requirements

Project Schedule


Characteristics of Effective Teams

Principles of Effective Team Management

Tools for Reaching Consensus

List Reduction Technique

Criteria Rating Forms

Weighted Voting

Basic Tools of Quality



Pareto Charts

Cause-and-Effect Diagrams


Control Charts


Scatter Diagrams

Timeline Charts

Force Field Analysis

Affinity Diagrams

Process Modeling

Team Conclusion

5 + 5 Quality Team's Initiative

What Are the Objectives of the 5 + 5 Quality Initiative?

Does the 5 + 5 Quality Initiative Introduce Competition into the Environment?

What Are the Staff's Roles in the 5 + 5 Quality Initiative?

How Are the Results Measured?

How Is Progress Tracked?

Why Should the Staff Participate in the 5 + 5 Quality Initiative?


Reference Guide

Quality Terms


5 + 5 Worksheets

Team Worksheets

Appendix: Master Forms


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business