The concepts of "The Quality School" are derived
from the book "The Quality School...Managing Students Without Coercion"
by William Glasser.
The "Quality School" would include the
The entire school environment would be
non-coercive. No one would be coerced to do anything they did not want to
do for themselves.
The teachers, students, and parents would insist
upon "quality work." Getting the job done well is one thing; however,
continuing to improve upon how the job is completed is the hallmark of a
Parents, teachers, and students would be
involved in developing a quality curriculum, a curriculum which would not
involve throw away information, a curriculum which would include the basic
skills of reading, writing, calculating, and problem solving. These are life skills
which students identify as well worth learning.
Students, teachers, and parents would look
forward to entering the "Quality School." It would be an environment where
people are truly enjoying themselves. Work is FUN!!!
People talking with each other, without anyone
threatening or hurting anyone else, would solve all problems. Problems
would be seen as normal, and the method of solving those problems would be
seen as part of the learning process. In fact, people would enjoy the
problem solving process.
Parents, teachers, students, and other
appropriate people would conduct evaluation in the "Quality School".
Assessment would be an ongoing event. Multiple assessments would be
considered the norm. The assessment would match the outcome desired by the
The student would complete any homework because
he or she has identified the need to complete homework.
The "Quality School" would operate as a
"Learning Organization", an organization where people are encouraged to
develop collective aspirations and continually learn how to learn
together. Boss management would never exist in a "Quality School."