The Old Mission Academy: A Novel of One Charter School's Experiences Implementing Lean Education

J K Thompson

Published by Productive Publications,Canada
ISBN 10: 1896210910 / ISBN 13: 9781896210919
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Synopsis: The Old Mission Academy - A Novel of One Charter School's Experiences Implementing Lean Education is about more learning for less money. Is it possible to remove the waste from education using lean production business concepts? Jeff Ames thought so. Enough, in fact, to move his family to Northern Michigan's Old Mission Peninsula to start a charter school to implement this concept. This book weaves the tale of Jeff's successes and failures in establishing this unique charter school. While learning the fundamentals of problem solving, the Old Mission students prove a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, and are soon over their heads trying to solve a dangerous mystery better left to the police. The novel also outlines the controversial issues surrounding the establishment of charter schools. Are they the path to educational innovation and accountability, or do they just sap the strength of an already beleaguered public school system? Tie into this the basics of lean production, which is changing the very nature of how the world will be making things in the 21st century... and you have a book about vital issues affecting us all. Read, learn, and enjoy! ABOUT THE AUTHOR J. K. Thompson's career has spanned both education and business. For ten years he taught and counseled at the middle and high school levels, specializing in career awareness and computerized career information systems. Then, after obtaining his MBA, Mr. Thompson entered the corporate world where he held a series of human resources positions, including Personnel Director for the Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac headquarters with General Motors and VP of Human Resources for Walker Manufacturing. He studied lean production first-hand as a member of the GM Technical Liaison Office with NUMMI (a GM/Toyota joint venture) in Fremont, California, where he became fascinated with its potential application to non-traditional areas, such as offices and schools.

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Publisher: Productive Publications,Canada
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