Analyzing Effectiveness of School Education Management Focus on Invested Resources to Private Universities’ Students with Six Sigma

By Chin-Wen Liao, Farn-Shing Chen and Tsai-Hsiu Chen.

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Today, companies have to raise quality and effectiveness in order to face global competitiveness. Quality is the most important factor of management. Many proposals focus on the quality research recently. Six Sigma is not only a new subject to discuss quality, but also a direct method of management to use statistic data.
The Department of Higher Education of Ministry of Education has administered an academic evaluation for universities and colleges in 2004~2005. This study adopts the quantification data of 29 private universities and colleges, and tries to analyze the effectiveness of school education management in 2003. The data comprehends count of students, teachers, and invest in resources to run a school, and also generalize with calculation of Six Sigma.
During application of One-Way ANOVA, MANOVA, Pearson Product-moment Correlation, Canonical Correlation, and Discriminate Analysis to analyze the data with Six Sigma, there is a positive influence on the effectiveness of school education management. The universities and colleges invest in resources to run a school facing students or teachers keep 1.2~2.1 sigma at present. The data in Six Sigma level can explain more variably status. To invest in resources on Six Sigma level are more effective in calculation and categorization. Both facing students and teachers, the range improves near 9.6%.

Keywords: Six Sigma, Effectiveness of School Education Management

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp.539-548. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.375MB).

Chin-Wen Liao

Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Education and Technology, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan

Chin-Wen Liao received both M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Education from National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, R.O.C. in 1994 and 2002, respectively. Since August 2007, he has been an associate professor in Department of Industrial Education and Technology at National Changhua University of Education (NCUE) in Taiwan, R.O.C. At the same time, he is Director of Center for Tecaching Excellence at NCUE in Taiwan. He teaches courses in technology and vocational education, energy education, course and teaching, organization learning. His research interests include technology and vocational education, energy education of technology, and industry design.

Prof. Farn-Shing Chen

Dean, Department of Industrial Education and Technology, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan

Dr. Farn-Shing Chen is Dean and Professor of the College of Technology at the National Changhua University of Education (NCUE) in Taiwan, R.O.C. He earned his Ph.D.(1995) from the Department of Industrial Education and Technology at Iowa State University in the United States. Since 2001, he has served as professor in the Department of Industrial Education and Technology at NCUE. He teaches courses in micro-processing technology, electronic interfacing and educational research. His research interests include instructional methodology, cooperative learning, problem-based learning and educational assessment.

Tsai-Hsiu Chen

Doctoral Student, Department of Industrial Education and Technology, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan

Tsai-Hsiu Chen is a doctoral student in the department of Industrial Education and Technology at the National Changhua University of Education (NCUE), Changhua, Taiwan, R.O.C. At the same time, she is Secretary of the Department of Academic Affairs at the Mingdao University in Taiwan. Her researches focus on management of education before 2007. She will study focus on e-learning of vocational education in the future.

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