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Scientific Management Theory: Week 3 Synthesis

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Sharon Farrell

on 8 February 2011

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Transcript of Scientific Management Theory: Week 3 Synthesis

Scientific Management Theory Classical Management Behavioral
Management Scientific
Management TQM Which type of style works for me? Which type of management
style is best for schools? What's best for the manager worker relations?? Taylor, Taylor, Taylor... continuous improvement
thinking culture
creativity not for schools
increased production by workers leads to fewer workers (positions never return)
education is not mass production, assembly line work(we've moved past the Industrial Age)
students are not widgets to be completed...education not one size fits all
continuing to do more with less only hurts staff in the long run managers holding others accountable
relationship void
no worker imput
imposed mandates
educate masses efficiently
economical use of time & talent Who is the customer?
community Participatory
Management creativity
customer satisfaction
work together to improve Participatory:
takes people into accout and listens to everyone's opinion
people feel more invested in their work
share plans & ideas as part of PD...provide "new" eyes to "veteran" lessons
be mindful of measurements, but not as the only measure of student progress
integrity & communication more likely
"Creativity is as important as literacy in education." ~Ken Robinson
communication between school & home is key
parent accountability for student progress Hybrid Model Quantitative Perspective uses simulations & data to make decisions
missing human component
all stakeholders feel pressured to "make the cut" from the top
who determines what the "standard" will be? test scores...merit pay...climate of fear
using data against teachers creates resentment maximum results at minimal cost standardized tests drive
the curriculum compliance = obedience
esprit de corps of the "oppressed"
don't judge by today's standards what happened yesterday
exploiting the human work ethic
micro-management does not equal productivity
"We spend more time weighing the animal than feeding it." ~Stephen Krashen
open lines of communication
development of shared common goals
fostering creativity
a continuous improvement loop
shared responsibility for successes...and failures
functional PLC's

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