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Continuous Improvement in the Science Classroom
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Continuous Improvement in the Science Classroom

Jeffrey J. Burgard

PDF, 176 pages, Published 1999
ISBN: 978-0-87389-434-0
Item Number: E1000

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  • education
  • science classroom
  • middle school
  • junior high


Frustrated by efforts to improve performance in his classroom, Jeffrey Burgard looked outside the realm of education and into the business world for help. There he discovered the philosophies of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, one of the leaders of the quality movement of the 20th Century. Although normally used in a business setting, Burgard discovered that Deming's Total Quality Management theories were perfect for use in the classroom and brought about the improvements he was seeking.
Continuous Improvement in the Classroom
The books of ASQ's Continuous Improvement in the Classroom Series, edited by Lee Jenkins, emphasize the use of quality principles in education, each focusing on a specific classroom subject.
Social StudiesLanguage ArtsMathematics
Continuous Improvement: HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES Continuous Improvement: LANGUAGE Continuous Improvement: Mathematics

To implement the philosophy and practice in The Continuous Improvement Series, visit the author’s website.


  • The System
  • Thinking Classroom
  • Deming's 14 Points
  • The Aim
  • Preparation for Continuous Improvement
  • Epistemology
  • Improving Student Learning
  • Information
  • Knowledge
  • The Lessons of Variation
  • Psychology
  • Student Enthusiasm
  • Student Behavior and Performance
  • Reflection
  • Glossary