Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Kellams

Second Advisor

Dr. Petrie

Third Advisor

Dr. Kasten


Although Quality Circles have existed for over twenty years, they are presently enjoying the greatest level of interest since their advent. Today, the nature of work in America is changing rapidly. American workers are demanding more voice in matters relevant to their work and many managers are realizing the overall value of multi-level participative management. Workers are often asked to share their observations with team leaders, and supervisors are seeking new techniques for increasing the efficiency and profitability of the work place.


Presented to the Department of Educational Administration and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Hannelore Sander Jasa April, 1985