CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN EDUCATION

| November 14, 2017

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In recent years, ‘continuous improvement’ has become a popular catchphrase in the field of education. However, while continuous improvement has become commonplace and well-documented in other industries, such as healthcare and manufacturing, little is known about how this work has manifested itself in education.

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