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Vision and Action:
Reinventing Schools through Personalized Competency Based Education 

The purpose of this book is to help teams of educators (teachers, administrators, staff, coaches, facilitators, and even board members), parents, and students to transform their school systems to personalized competency-based education.  We offer proven ideas and methods both for a vision of PCBE and for the action (or process) for transforming your school or district to that vision.

Why PCBE?

 

Educators are well aware of several serious problems related to the United States educational systems:

 

These problems cannot be addressed with piecemeal reforms in our education systems.  Personalized competency based education (PCBE) is the most promising – if not only – way of effectively addressing the serious problems with U.S. education systems today, and it requires fundamental change

 

If you are not yet convinced of the importance of transforming to PCBE, we encourage you to read Chapter 1 of our earlier book, Reinventing Schools: It’s Time to Break the Mold.  Other reasons include the following, which are all backed by evidence.

  • Improve student learning

  • Improve what students learn

  • Provide more flexibility and options for learning

  • Empower students

  • Reduce student behavioral problems

  • Improve equity

  • Lower the cost of education by lowering administrative overhead

  • Reduce the bureaucracy

  • Improve the quality of life for educators

 

For a discussion of criticisms of PCBE, click here.