Title

Improving Quality and Creating Democracy in the Classroom: Student Management Teams

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2009

Publication Title

Administrative Theory & Praxis

Volume

31

Issue

1

First Page

119

Last Page

126

Abstract

The authors focus on the student management team concept, which comes from work executed by Edward B. Nuhfer at the Center for Teaching and Learning at Idaho State University in Pocatello and is based on the concept of total quality management (TQM). They cite that one of the key aims of TQM is a driving focus on customer satisfaction. They note that the concept can help prepare students for practicing democracy in society more extensively. They state that the concept provides a good model for public administration.