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Impact of Continuous Improvement in a School District

Abstract The most common approach to improvement of educational systems has been the adoption of episodic initiatives and short-lived improvement programs. In recent years, a continuous improvement (CI) approach has made it onto the education scene, but the effects of continuous improvement in education remain largely unstudied. This study addressed the need to examine the long term impacts of CI in educational organizations.

Using a CI framework, this mixed methods action research (MMAR) study was conducted to examine the impact of CI on one school district’s measures of quality, stakeholder satisfaction, and cost savings, as well as to determine the value of CI leadership coaching, according to district leaders.

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Created Date 2019
Contributor Callaway, Erica (Author) / Rotheram-Fuller, Erin (Advisor) / Hartley, Adam (Committee member) / Matarazzo, Melissa (Committee member) / Mertler, Craig (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational leadership / Systems science / Educational administration / continuous improvement / improvement science / leadership coaching / leadership development / organizational improvement / system improvement
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 182 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Leadership and Innovation 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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