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Jorge Carlos Naranjo Alcaide
Sudan University of Science and Technology Khartoum, Sudan

Alcaide, Jorge Carlos Naranjo. "THE EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT MODEL APPLIED TO CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF KHARTOUM STATE." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 10, Oct. 2019, pp. 6641-6668, Accessed Oct. 2019.
Alcaide, J. (2019, October). THE EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT MODEL APPLIED TO CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF KHARTOUM STATE. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(10), 6641-6668. Retrieved from
Alcaide, Jorge Carlos Naranjo. "THE EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT MODEL APPLIED TO CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF KHARTOUM STATE." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 10 (October 2019), 6641-6668. Accessed October, 2019.

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Catholic Schools in the Republic of Sudan are distinguished by their focus on the delicate balance between quality and equity. This study aims at building a self-assessment tool based upon the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model that helps these schools to assess their quality and enter into a dynamism of continuous improvement.
The researcher has selected three Catholic Primary Schools located at Khartoum State that have been studied with an embedded multiple-case design based upon quantitative (descriptive statistics, parametric and non-parametric tests, correlations) and qualitative methods (participant observation, interviews, participant action research and questionnaires).
The research can be considered both exploratory as it introduces a quality management model in schools that have not had any point of reference before on this regard, and explanatory, as it intends to identify some variables that explain the different quality between them.
The implementation of the self-assessment process shows that the EFQM Model really offers a holistic approach to quality management and to the self-assessment of that quality applicable to Catholic Primary Schools of Khartoum State.
The research also offers some recommendations to improve the assessment tool and extend its application to other Primary Schools of the country.