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ERIC Number: EJ925289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Learning that's "Just Good Enough," Isn't
Cymber, Joyce
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v86 n5 p36-39 May 2011
Many students lack problem-solving skills. As teenagers, they tend to blame external forces or other people when something goes wrong, instead of trying to understand the root cause to prevent it from happening again. This article discusses the Lean Six Sigma methodology for problem solving, which the Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Fairport, New York, started teaching students in career and technical education (CTE). This methodology is used worldwide and allows for practitioners to define, measure, analyze, improve, and control a situation to understand the root of a problem, to solve it, and to prevent it from happening again. The methodology of continuous improvement has had a dramatic effect on students--empowering them to solve problems, to get involved with the definition and solution of the problem, and to take the skills that they learn to all classes, their personal lives, and professional lives.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York