Research Report Data Use for Continuous Quality Improvement: What the Head Start Field Can Learn from Other Disciplines - A Literature Review and Conceptual Framework
Teresa Derrick-Mills, Heather Sandstrom, Sarah L. Pettijohn, Saunji D. Fyffe, Jeremy Koulish
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This report summarizes research on the processes, facilitators, and impediments to data use for continuous quality improvement; develops a conceptual framework representing the elements of data use for continuous quality improvement; provides linkages between the disciplines from which the literature was drawn and the Head Start field; and suggests areas for future research. The review reflects seminal and current works that originate in empirical and professional sources in the fields of educational leadership and management, health care management, nonprofit leadership and management, public management, and organizational learning and development. The resulting conceptual framework describes the elements of leadership, analytic capacity, commitment of resources, professional development, a culture of collaborative inquiry, a continuous cycle, organizational characteristics, and environmental characteristics.
Research Areas Education Nonprofits and philanthropy Children and youth
Tags Child care Head Start and elementary education Early childhood education Child care and early childhood education Data and technology capacity of nonprofits
Policy Centers Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy
Research Methods Performance measurement and management