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Title:Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence in Illinois Public Schools: Understanding and Implementation
Author(s):Hawk, Bradley James
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Paul Thurston
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Administration
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to provide an understanding of how two diverse school districts within Illinois implemented the Lincoln/Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Through this study, the conditions and circumstances under which the Lincoln/Baldrige Criteria promoted organizational effectiveness and improved student performance were identified using common organizational concepts. These concepts were then applied to a third rapidly growing Illinois school district. This study provided a description of how this school district applied these common organizational concepts to develop an organizational vision, strategic improvement plan, and an assessment process, which were designed to promote a long-term organizational culture of quality and effectiveness. Finally, this study included an analysis of the utility of the Lincoln/Baldrige Criteria for other school district leaders within Illinois. This analysis provided a description of both the positive components and the pitfalls that may occur in using the Lincoln/Baldrige Criteria.
Issue Date:2004
Description:210 p.
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3130931
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2004

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