KAIZEN METHOD IN CHILEAN VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOLS: THEORETIC APPROXIMATION AND LITERATURE REVIEW
Universidad de Santiago (CHILE)
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Appears in: EDULEARN15 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:This article forms part of a wider-spanning project that deals with the implementation of Kaizen, a system of continuous improvement, in Chilean vocational high schools. As part of this line of research, three objectives are planted. Firstly, based on the administrative sciences, and from educational administration sources, we argue the appropriateness of the implementation of continuous improvement model such as Kaizen in the educational setting in general, technical and vocational secondary education in specific. Secondly, we carry out a literature review of the experiences of implementing Kaizen in educational organizations. Lastly, we define specific organizational environments upon which to focus the Kaizen methodology to unlock its potential. This model can contribute to the improvement of the teaching-learning processes in basic sciences as well as vocational formation, and provide a quality educational service for different interest groups.
Keywords: Kaizen, continuous improvement, educational administration, vocational high schools.