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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.
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
Reduce student behavioral problems
Lower the cost of education by lowering administrative overhead
Reduce the bureaucracy
Improve the quality of life for educators
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Read a Published Review of the Book
"We highly recommend this text and find it to be an excellent resource for significant strides toward PCBE and overall systemic transformation of schools." (Carr-Chellman & Dixon, TechTrends, 2020)