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The Quality School

The Quality School

  • Author : William Glasser, M.D.
  • Pub. Date : January 1998
  • Format : Soft Back
  • Pages : 310
  • Price : $20

Dr. Glasser discusses how coercive management is the main problem in schools and suggests that we replace “bossing” that turns students and staff into adversaries, with a system of management that brings them closer together. He claims we must stop settling for minimal goals and start convincing students there is quality both in what they are asked to do and how they are asked to do it.

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“Boss-teachers and administrators constantly lament that students are not motivated, but what they are actually saying is that they do not know how to persuade students to work. And as long as they continue to believe in coercion, they never will. When it comes to understanding motivation, boss-managers are looking for something that does not exist. But they keep looking because they, like almost everyone else, accept the external control theory. According to this theory, our behavior is almost always motivated by a stimulus that exists outside of ourselves.”— William Glasser, M.D.

Category : Education